Texas Father Killed Baby Daughter During Sexual Assault
A man was captured Monday and accused of sexually molesting and murdering his baby daughter in Houston, Texas.
“Early on Monday, Aug. 24, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an apartment complex in the 15000 block of Westpark, where a baby wasn’t breathing,” ABC 13 reported.
Medics treated nine-month-old Savayah Mason, then brought her to a hospital, but despite their efforts, she passed away.
A Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) news release described the events:
HCSO Homicide investigators responded to the scene and began an investigation into the child’s death. An autopsy conducted at the Harris County Institute of Forensics indicated the child had been sexually assaulted and died due to asphyxiation during the assault.
Investigators interviewed the father of the child, Luis Luna, (08/15/97), and determined he was responsible for the child’s death. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office accepted charges of Capital Murder against Luna for the death of his daughter. On August 31st, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, along with several assisting agencies, arrested Luis Luna without incident.
— Jenn Houseman (@JENNIFERHousem2) September 2, 2020
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez made a tweet calling the little girl’s death “heartbreaking,” adding that it was the “worst type of cases. May this little angel Rest in Peace”:
Social media users expressed their condolences and sadness regarding her death.
“I have no words or understanding of how in the world anyone could do this to a child. It was his job to protect her,” one person wrote.
I have no words or understanding of how in the world anyone could do this to a child. It was his job to protect her. 💔
— Cheryl (@SpringOrchid1) August 31, 2020
Another commenter said:
“God bless the investigators and the family. May justice preside.”
God bless the investigators and the family. May justice preside.
— Paula Peterson (@Paulabilltrite) August 31, 2020
A similar incident happened back in July when Antonio Hicks Sr. from Houston received a murder charge after he reportedly beat his two-year-old boy to death, as per ABC 13.
“We mattered to people when we were kids, so every kid should have at least a chance at life,” the toddler’s uncle, Kali Brown, said back then.
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