Murder charges for mother

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING -

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.

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