The initial day of testimony has concluded in what is slated to be a trial spanning two weeks to determine if Stevie Dwayne Williams murdered his two-year-old son. Williams and Dazrine Ruth Chagoya-Williams, his wife, are being arraigned for capital murder charges in the death of their son who died in the Texas City of Kyle in July 2018.
Bruised Child Found
According to Kyle police officials upon responding to the family’s house in the 300 block of Marquitos Drive on July 4th of 2018, they discovered the toddler in the front hall. He was reportedly not breathing. Police officers witnessed wounds on his back, wounds on his left and right rib, and wounds on his forehead, stated Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett.
Failure of Revival
Williams, 24, and Chagoya-Williams, 20, blamed “demons” for their 21-month-old child’s death. Initial responders were making efforts to revive the child upon the arrival of the police. However, he died at their house. Hays County Justice of the Peace Beth Smith commanded an autopsy to determine the young boy’s cause of death, reported Newsweek.
Injury to a Child Charges
According to Barnett, “Additional investigation found there were prior CPS reports involving the parents and the victim,” reported CBS Austin. The indictments of injury to a child are for injuries to the pair’s 9-month-old daughter who was removed from their residence by Child Protective Services.
The arrest affidavit indicated Williams told investigators he is aware of what transpired to their children. He remarked it was “not worldly.” When he was questioned what this meant, he responded, “demons, evil.”