In connection with the death of their 8-year-old kid through murder,, Megan Lange, 29, and Rodolfo Reyes, 33, are allegedly charged with capital murder. On Saturday, November 5, Ector County Deputies received a call reporting an unconscious child in the 2000 block of Huntington in Odessa.
The Ector County Sheriff’s Office arrested the mother and stepfather of the dead 8-year-old kid early on Monday. Texas’ ODESSA — On November 21, couple was taken into custody in Ector County on suspicion of the murder of a kid inflicting serious injury and capital murder.
Megan Lange, the Mother, and Rodolfo Reyes, the Stepfather, are Charged with Murdering Their 8-Year-Old Boy by Strangling Him.
Deputies were summoned to 2003 N. Huntington in Odessa on November 5 in reference to an unconscious child, according to the arrest affidavit. Odessa Fire Rescue was already saving the 8-year- old when they got there, and the child was then taken to Medical Center Hospital.
After arriving at MCH, the 8-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries and the ECSO Investigators began an investigation. When they saw the boy, they noticed suspicious injuries throughout his body in the head, legs and back area.
When the detectives got in touch with Lange, she explained that she was accompanying her kid to the restroom, and that once he finished, they walked to the living room. He was conversing with Lange and her son in the living room when his head dropped back and he stopped breathing. This prompted her to dial 9-1-1.
Later, Reyes was contacted by investigators and offered to provide a statement. He said that although he was present at the residence on the day the 8-year-old kid died, he was not the one who physically hurt the boy.
Investigators eventually learned from the postmortem report that the boy was underweight and had bleeding on his neck. A forensic pathologist would identify neglect as the primary contributing factor and asphyxiation by hand strangulation as the cause of death.
Reyes and Lange Charged with Capital Murder
The ECSO did believe that Reyes and Lange should be charged with capital murder of a kid under the age of 10 and child injury following an inquiry.
Both Lange and Reyes have a bond established. They both have surety bonds totaling $2,000,000 for the charge of capital murder and $1,000,000 for the crime of damage to a child.