A Texas couple has been arrested and charged with murder after an 8-year-old they forced to jump on a trampoline as a punishment died of dehydration, ABC reported.
Police in Odessa, Texas, charged 44-year-old Daniel Schwarz and 34-year-old Ashley Schwarz with capital murder on Oct. 12 after police responding to an Aug. 29 medical call found the 8-year-old girl dead, according to ABC.
“[The] investigation revealed that the 8-year-old child 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,” the Odessa Police Department said in a statement. “Further investigation revealed that the 8-year-old child was not allowed to drink any water because she was not jumping.”
DISTURBING: A Texas couple allegedly forced an 8-year-old girl to jump on the trampoline as punishment in the August heat. Authorities say the girl wasn’t allowed to eat breakfast or drink any water that day. https://t.co/Uxc5fRPWPS
— KWTX News 10 (@kwtx) October 12, 2020
Police obtained a search warrant and found the temperature of the trampoline at 110 degrees and the ground at nearly 150 degrees. The final autopsy listed