Murder charges for mother
An East Texas mother accused of killing her baby sitter to keep the woman from testifying in a child welfare hearing has been charged with capital murder.
Kimberly Cargill, 43, of Whitehouse was already jailed on a charge of injury to a child when the murder charge was added Friday.
Prosecutors say in court records that Cargill killed Cherry Walker to keep her from testifying in a Child Protective Services hearing regarding Cargill’s 4year-old son.
Walker’s body was found on the side of a road in June.
Cargill was being held on bonds totaling $1.5 million.
Her attorney declined to comment to The Associated Press.
Whitehouse is about 110 miles east of Dallas.