“Hinojosa ‘downplayed’ her role in instructing (the juvenile suspect) to commit several acts that she did by saying she didn’t watch the entire time despite her instructing throughout the video,” the affidavit said.
The detective then reviewed the surveillance video that showed the juvenile suspect beating the child with her hands and a shoe.
“While this beating is taking place, (the juvenile suspect) is purposely doing it in front of the Ring camera system to show and receive instruction from observer, Hinojosa,” the affidavit said.
The juvenile suspect can be heard talking to Hinojosa during the beating and Hinojosa is giving her instructions to continue beating the child, the affidavit said. The juvenile suspect then shows the child’s behind and tells Hinojosa there is injury and she says, “good.”
“At the close of the video, Hinojosa instructs (the juvenile suspect) to take the child victim to the basement and put him in a closet, " the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, Hinojosa went to the police station on Aug. 5 for an interview where she said she would discuss what happened, but later requested a lawyer while she was re-watching the video.
She was then charged with endangering children and abduction and placed in jail.