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04.26.07

Shamrock Baby Death

Another child death in the Panhandle has been reported and an arrest has been made. 
A Shamrock man is now behind bars for the death of his
infant. 

Twenty-two year old Justin Womack is charged with capital murder for the death of his seven month old daughter Crystal.
   "I wouldn't think he would do anything like this.kind of hurt because Justin was the kid that wanted to always have a family, he stepped up to the plate," says neighbor and friend Billy Mennefeild.
   He heard about Crystal being air lifted on April 15th to an Amarillo hospital but never heard from Justin or Crystal's mother about what happened to their infant.
   He hopes now police will be able to find out.
   "With evidence they have I hope they find out the real actions that went with Justin because I really don't know what went on between the two."
   Autopsy results show Crystal died from blunt force trauma.
   Justin is currently in the Wheeler County jail on a $250,000 bond.
   If he is found guilty, he could face life in prison of the death penalty.
   We did some digging to find out more about the recent child deaths in our area.
   This month, there have been three infants killed in the Panhandle.
   As you can see, they all happened within two weeks.

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