Monday, July 14, 2014

Texas Child Murder

(Arlington, Texas) A 17-year-old local mother, Alexis Botello, has been arrested for allegedly participating in the death of her daughter, Tylea Moore.

Botello faces charges of injury to a child and tampering or fabricating physical evidence.
Police say Botello’s boyfriend, 20-year-old Joshua Beard, beat her 1 and-a-half-year-old daughter, Tylea Moore, to death.

Beard was charged with murder Monday afternoon.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit for Botello, Beard put the toddler’s body in a car, and he and Botello drove from Arlington to a Weatherford Walmart, where they purchased gloves and shovels.

They then allegedly dug a grave under a bridge and buried Moore’s body before Beard covered the grave with logs and rocks. Moore was wearing a diaper and was wrapped in a blanket.

The affidavit says that on Sunday, Botello was questioned, and she showed detectives where Moore was buried as well as where she and Beard had left two shovels.

The grave was exhumed Monday, where a child’s body was found.
Botello was booked into custody with bond set at $125,000.

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