Odessa couple charged in child’s death

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Two people have been charged in connection with the death of a child that occurred back on August 29.

Odessa Police officials say Daniel and Ashley Schwarz have both been charged with capital murder in the investigation.

The investigation began back on August 29, when officers were called to the 4300 block of Locust about a medical call. At the scene, officers located an 8-year-old who was later pronounced dead at the scene, a release reads.

While investigating, officers learned the child had been punished and was not allowed to eat breakfast and was forced to jump on a trampoline without stoping for ‘an extended period of time,’ the release reads.

Additionally, police say the child was not allowed to drink water after jumping on the trampoline.

Officers obtained a search warrant a learned the temperature of the trampoline was about 110 degrees and the ground was about 150 degrees, police say.

An autopsy report later revealed the cause of the child’s death to be dehydration.

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