Central Texas man arrested in slaying of woman, toddler
Nov. 08, 2017
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 Wednesday on a capital murder charge with bond set at $1 million.
Sheriff Parnell McNamara says Weiss was arrested Tuesday over the deaths of 24-year-old Valarie Martinez and her 1-year-old daughter, Azariah.
McNamara 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 east of Waco.
Jail records didn't list an attorney to speak for Weiss.