Megan Lange and Rodolfo Reyes have been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of their eight year old son. According to police reports 911 responded to the Texas address for an unresponsive eight year old boy. Ambulance attendants attempted to perform life saving techniques to the child who was covered in a variety of bruises and lacerations. Ambulance attendants would rush the child to the hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after. Police would soon start an investigation that revealed the little boy was severely malnourished and had severe haemorrhaging in his neck. Megan Lange and Rodolfo Reyes would give stories that would not match to the injuries sustained by the child. Police would arrest Megan Lange and Rodolfo Reyes and have charged them with with one count each of capital murder to a person under the age of 10 and one count each of injury to a child.
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Two people were arrested in Ector County on November 21 on capital murder of a person under the age of 10 and injury to a child charges.
The mother, Megan Lange, and the stepfather, Rodolfo Reyes, have been accused of strangling their 8-year-old son to death.
According to the arrest affidavit, deputies were called to 2003 N. Huntington in Odessa on Nov. 5 in regard to an unresponsive child. When they arrived, Odessa Fire Rescue was already performing lifesaving actions on the 8-year-old who was soon after transported 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.
The investigators contacted Lange, who said she was helping her son to the bathroom and after he was done, they went to the living room. Lange and her son were talking in the living room when his head fell back, and he was no longer breathing. which led to her calling 9-1-1.
Investigators later talked with Reyes who was willing to provide statement. He said that he did not cause the bodily injury to the 8-year-old boy but was in the house on the day of the boy’s death.
Investigators later found out through an autopsy report that the boy showed hemorrhaging on his neck and was malnourished. A forensic pathologist would label the cause of death to be asphyxiation by manual strangulation with the underlying causes of neglect.
After doing an investigation, the ECSO did feel that Reyes and Lange should be charged with capital murder of a child under the age of 10 and injury to a child.
Bond has been set for both Lange and Reyes. They both have a surety bond set at $2,000,000 for the capital murder charge and a surety bond set at $1,000,000 for the injury to a child charge.
We will continue to update this story as we receive more information