TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Central Texas man has been
arrested in the fatal shooting of a toddler believed to be his daughter
and the child's mother.
McLennan County jail records show
26-year-old Christopher Paul Weiss of Temple was being held without bond
Wednesday on a capital murder charge.
Parnell McNamara says Weiss was arrested late Tuesday over the deaths
of 24-year-old Valarie Martinez and her 1-year-old daughter, Azariah.
says Weiss is married to another woman and his spouse was with him when
he arrested during a traffic stop in Temple. The sheriff says Weiss
allegedly had a relationship with Martinez and she bore his child.
The victims were discovered Sunday near a reservoir 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Waco.
Jail records didn't list an attorney to speak for Weiss.