FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Investigators in Texas say a 25-year-old woman who’s charged with capital murder in the death of her infant daughter had initially tried to blame her 3-year-old son for the killing.
Halle Marie Murry of Fort Worth was being held Monday at the Tarrant County jail on a charge of capital murder of a person under 10.
She was taken into custody Saturday in the Jan. 14 death of 6-week-old Acelyn Lailani Rogers. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office recently determined the infant’s death was a homicide caused by traumatic head injuries.
Authorities say Murry blamed her son for dropping the infant, but a doctor told them a young child could not have inflicted the kind of skull fractures the girl suffered.
Jail records don’t indicate whether Murry has an attorney.