Baby dies after being put in a backpack; Texas man charged

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This undated photo provided by the Lubbock County Jail, in Texas, shows Trevor Marquis Rowe. Rowe, accused of stuffing his girlfriend’s 10-month-old daughter into a backpack and leaving her in a car trunk for five hours, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, with capital murder in her death. (Lubbock County Jail via AP)

LUBBOCK, Texas, (AP)-A West Texas man accused of putting his girlfriend’s 10-month-old daughter in a backpack and leaving her in a car trunk for five hours has been charged with capital murder.

Trevor Marquis Rowe of Lubbock was arrested Tuesday night for the death of Marion Jester-Montoya. He was jailed in Lubbock County on $2 million bond.  

Police say the 27-year-old man called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report an infant not breathing and that he was stopping his car to begin resuscitation efforts. The child was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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(This story was originally published on January 8, 2020)

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