8-year-old girl who died of dehydration was forced to jump on trampoline in 110-degree Texas heat

The guardians of an 8-year-old girl are facing murder charges after the child died from dehydration, Odessa, Texas, authorities said on Monday. 

Daniel Schwarz, 44, and his wife, Ashley, 34, were charged with capital murder committed on August 29, after police concluded their investigation. Officers were called for a medical emergency and found the child, identified by the media as Jaylin, unresponsive.

It was revealed that the girl “had been punished and was not allowed to eat breakfast and was required to jump on the trampoline without stopping for an extended period of time,” investigators said, adding that the girl was not allowed to drink water, resulting in her dehydration. The final autopsy report listed the loss of her life as a homicide, authorities said.

Capital Murder InvestigationDATE: October 12, 2020TYPE OF INCIDENT: Capital Murder “Capital Felony”DATE/TIME…

Posted by Odessa Police Department on Monday, October 12, 2020

According to the girl’s family, the couple were her guardians, CBS7 reported

Authorities said the temperature of the trampoline was about 110 degrees, according to the report.

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