Regional
6:02 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

El Paso Woman Charged In Death Of Daughter

El Paso – Authorities say they've charged a West Texas woman with capital murder in the death of her 20-month-old daughter.

El Paso police said Tuesday that they arrested 21-year-old Lorraine Lizzette Merjil after her daughter, Desiree Jerjil, died Sunday morning at a hospital of abdominal injuries.

Police say Merjil was booked into the El Paso County Jail without bond. Online records have no attorney listed for her.

Desiree is the second violent death of a child in El Paso this year. Both have come in the past month.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.