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Police: Texas woman charged in infant's death had blamed son

1 year 5 months 2 days ago Monday, April 29 2019 Apr 29, 2019 April 29, 2019 9:37 AM April 29, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (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 had blamed her 3-year-old 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.

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