ROUND ROCK, Texas - A child's death in Round Rock is sending shockwaves through the community, the little boy died over the weekend.
His mother's boyfriend is being charged with capital murder.
This was an especially tragic death, not only because the little boy was killed inside the home, but also because of the connection to Colton Turner, the little boy whose body was found in a shallow grave just six months ago.
Andreas Tapia and Turner's mothers were friends. They went to Leander High School together along with Brianna Spieldenner. The three were all together at Colton's last birthday party.
"What freaked me out the most is the two kids from this party are dead now. He was active and playing the whole time, he was happy just like Colton," Spieldenner told FOX 7 reporter Elizabeth Saab.
Round Rock police say they the 911 call came in shortly after midnight. When they arrived the child was unconscious. The boy's mother, Desiree Eatmon was not at home at the time. Police say she had left the child in her boyfriend Christian Rodriguez's care. They also say Eatmon's mother and father were in the home at the time as were her brother and his girlfriend.
Rodriguez, according to court records, admitted to throwing the three year old across the room causing the injuries that led to his death.
He was arrested on Wednesday and is being held without bond.
"Officers arrived shortly after ems and fire arrived we found the child upstairs unconscious - he was deceased," said Alain Babin with Round Rock PD.
Unlike in Turner's case, no one inside this home has a history with the agency, according to CPS.
CPS is investigating this case.
Eatmon and Rodriguez do have a child together. We understand that child has been placed with other family for now.
If you suspect or witness abuse, call the Texas abuse hotline at 800-252-5400.