- A couple from Odessa, Texas, forced their 8-year-old daughter to jump on a trampoline in 43 ° C heat, without giving her water, until she was killed.
- The adults are currently in jail awaiting capital murder charges, according to Odessa police.
- An autopsy revealed that he died of dehydration and the manner of death was listed as “homicide.”
A couple from Odessa, Texas, have been charged with murder for forcing their 8-year-old daughter to jump off a trampoline in 43 ° C heat, without giving her water, to death, and now face possible capital punishment, as reviewed Heavy.
The minor’s parents have been identified by the Odessa Police Department as Daniel and Ashley Schwarz. Both are currently in jail awaiting capital murder charges, according to Odessa police.
The 8-year-old, named Jaylin Anne Schwarz according to an obituary, was less than a month away from her ninth birthday when she died.
A medical call came from the residence on Aug. 29, 2020, and when police arrived at the scene, they found Jaylin unanswered and pronounced her dead, according to police. An autopsy revealed that he died of dehydration and the manner of death was listed as “homicide.”
According to the obituary, Jaylin was born on November 10 and enjoyed being outdoors, ice skating, and horseback riding; in addition, he liked history and science.
According to the CBS7 news station, Daniel and Ashley Schwarz were not his biological parents, but his “guardians.”
Local Texas media reported Odessa Police Corporal Steve LeSueur said the Schwarzes, who are now possibly facing capital punishment, were not their biological parents. However, he did not provide any details beyond that.
However, on October 15, Alysha Anderton wrote a post on Facebook detailing why Ashley Schwarz, whom she described as her stepsister, had her two daughters.
In that post, the woman revealed that she had had a drug problem, but had been clean for several years.