Internal medicine doctor arrested after allegedly assaulting patient
A doctor who is the father of an infant who died of a drug overdose in Texas has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Dillon Hester, 46, was arrested on Monday by police in Houston and charged in the death of his son, Daniel Hester Jr., a resident of the Dallas suburb of Galveston.
The Texas Medical Board released the arrest warrant for Hester on Monday afternoon.
It does not specify the drugs or the age of the child.
The board said in a statement that it will review the circumstances surrounding the death and its circumstances will be referred to the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
The hospital did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hester has been charged with one count of first- and second-degree felony murder, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, according to court records.
The family of Daniel Hesters told ABC News that Daniel Hessler Jr. died from complications from the opioid fentanyl, which is a powerful painkiller and stimulant.
He was 15 weeks old.
Hethers was working in an office in Dallas when he called the mother of a friend to say he needed to be gone and the child was too sick to see him.
He told her he had just gotten back from an overseas trip and was too scared to call the police because of a family crisis.
Hessler, who is white, said he had an open-heart surgery and didn’t think he would survive.
His father, a physician, told investigators he called 911 and told the mother to call his son’s sister who had called the police, who had come to his house.
Police said Hester drove his car to a local convenience store, where he met with his son and the mother.
Daniel Hiser Sr. was arrested and taken into custody.