SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A Man has been arrested in the death of a 10-year-old San Antonio girl. He was previously released in 2015 after he was judged criminally insane over an attack on an elderly person.
The man is identified as Paul Anthony Bateman, 32, who was in Bexar County Jail on Tuesday with bail set at $200,000 bond.
A call was reported for a home around 3 p.m. Monday for a report of a person who was sick or unresponsive. San Antonio Police Sgt. Michelle Ramos said first responders pronounced the girl, identified as Reanne Olivarez, dead at the scene.
It appeared to the officers that the child had a blunt force trauma to the head and chest though no official cause of death has been released.
According to the investigators, Bateman was watching Reanne and a 1-year-old sibling while their parents were at work. Bateman is a relative of the girl’s common-law stepfather, Ramos said.
Bexar County court records show Bateman was found insane after he was charged with injury to an elderly person in 2005. The records indicate Bateman was institutionalized at the maximum-security Vernon campus of the North Texas State Hospital, where he underwent review for release every 12 months. His incarceration at the psychiatric facility was renewed every year until 2015 when he was released.
Ramos said Bateman didn’t go into much detail about Reanne’s death when he talked with investigators.