Lubbock, TX-A Texas an accused of leaving a 10-month-old girl in a backpack in his car while he worked in facing a capital murder charge in the baby’s death.
Trevor Marquis Rowe, 27, was arrested early Wednesday in the death of 10-month-old Marion Jester-Montoya, who was left in the front of a car and was later moved to the trunk Tuesday.
Lubbock police said the girl was inside the car for more than five hours.
Rowe, who lives with the baby's mother but is not her father, checked on the infant throughout the day, according to police. When he found that the baby was not breathing, he called 911, drove to an intersection and began CPR Rowe is being held on $2 million bond.
According to court documents, Rowe told police that he "crammed" the girl into a backpack and went to work and that at one point, the baby had gotten out of the bag but he put her back inside.
Rowe said that during his lunch break, the baby was crying lightly and that after the break, he put her in the trunk through the backseat pass-through and returned to work. When Rowe checked on the child around 4:50 p.m., she was not breathing, according to documents.