Two people arrested, charged with capital murder

A Levelland man and woman were arrested and charged with capital murder Tuesday.

Samantha Dawn Mathis, 25, and Robert Jose Garza, Jr., 30, were both arrested Tuesday in reference to a death investigation involving a child.

Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia said that earlier Tuesday afternoon, an unresponsive 2-year-old child was brought into the Covenant Levelland Emergency Room with various injuries.

The child was transported to a Lubbock hospital where he later passed away.

Investigators with the Levelland Police Department believe cause existed to proceed with a death investigation. Garcia said as a result, arrest warrants were issued for the mother and a male suspect.

Samantha Dawn Mathis was arrested and is being held on a bond of $500,000. Garcia said Garza has been arrested and transported to the Hockley County Jail. His bond was also set at $500,000.

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