LUBBOCK, Texas — A Lubbock man was arrested and charged with capital murder after police say he placed a 10-month-old baby in a backpack and left her in his car trunk where she tragically died.
The Lubbock Police Department responded to the area of 130th Street and Upland Avenue just after 5 p.m. on January 7, 2020, to assist on an EMS call of a child not breathing. The child, identified by police as 10-month-old Marion Jester-Montoya, was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
"The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit was called to the scene, and their initial investigation indicates the suspect, 27-year-old Trevor Marquis Rowe, picked up Jester-Montoya from his shared residence with the victim’s mother and took the 10-month-old to his place of employment," read a statement from the Lubbock Police Department.
"Rowe put the child into a backpack and placed her in the front passenger floorboard of his car where he left her for several hours, checking on her periodically," continued the statement. "After his lunch break, Rowe moved the child through the backseat pass through to the trunk."
"Several hours later, Rowe checked on the child and found that she was not breathing," stated the department.
Rowe then called 911, according to police, and drove to the intersection of 130th Street and Upland Avenue where he began CPR while he awaited EMS.
On January 8, 2020, the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit arrested Rowe and booked him into the Lubbock County Detention Center where he is being held on a $2 million bond on a capital murder charge.