Man charged with capital murder in death of infant


El Paso Police charged a 26-year-old man with the death of an infant who was in his care late Friday night.

Pedro Favela Salgado, 26, is charged with capital murder and is being held without bond in connection to the death of 5-month-old America Salgado. According to police, they were called to an apartment at 125 Vaquero Lane in West El Paso around 10:15 p.m. to reports of an unresponsive child.

Upon arrival, America was taken to the hospital where she died as a result of injuries that were allegedly sustained inside the home. Crimes Against Persons detectives believe that Salgado was responsible for the baby’s injuries and failed to call 911 after she became unresponsive.

The police investigation is ongoing pending official autopsy results. 

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