ORANGE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A police affidavit says a Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-old daughter, who had been bludgeoned with a hammer.
The affidavit says an officer’s body camera captured 26-year-old Yovahnis Roque confessing Tuesday in the death of his child in a home in the southeast Texas city of Orange, about 30 mile east of Beaumont.READ MORE: Former West Mesquite High School Football Player Aaron Lowe Fatally Shot In Utah
Police say the body of little Svannah Roque was found in a closet.
In court Wednesday, a judge was explaining the charges against Roque when the suspect blurted out: “The government made me do it.”READ MORE: 'What More Would I Want?' Dallas Cowboys Trumpeter Freddie Jones On Entertaining Fans
Roque and the baby lived with Roque’s mother, who found the body.
Roque previously lived in Florida. A television station in Miami-Dade County reports the child was weeks old when her mother was struck and killed by an impaired driver.
Roque is charged with capital murder and is being held on a $2 million bond.MORE NEWS: Denton Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Woman In Wheelchair
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