A 27-year old Escondido woman who was severely injured Friday morning in a fight with her brother—who was later arrested for attempted homicide—died Tuesday night at the hospital where she had been taken after the fight.
Friday, the 18th, at about 12:45 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire departments were dispatched to the 100 Block of E. 15th Avenue regarding a woman needing medical attention.
Upon arrival the woman, identified as 27-year-old Laura Elizabeth Bautista, was unresponsive to police and fire personnel. EFD personnel transported Laura Bautista to Palomar Medical Center. Her brother, 25-year-old Jose Enrique Bautista, was detained at the location by police. Initial information indicated Jose and Laura had been involved in a physical altercation stemming from a family argument.
EPD Detectives and the Forensic Services Unit responded to investigate the incident. As a result of the investigation, probable cause was developed to arrest Jose Enrique Bautista for attempted homicide.
Jan 25/Update: Jose Enrique Bautista, 25, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his sister, Laura Bautista, 27. If convicted he could face 25 years to life in prison.