AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — An Amarillo mother is charged with murder in the death of her baby.
On Feb. 21, Amarillo police were called to a home in the 500 block of W. Central Avenue for a baby not breathing.
The two-month-old girl was already dead when they arrived.
As with all infant deaths, APD's Homicide Unit was called to investigate.
Ashley Kay Harper, 19, was arrested for injury to a child.
The charges were upgraded to murder on Feb. 28.
According to the criminal complaint, Harper hit her daughter, Eva Salene Diaz, in the head with her hand.
Harper confessed to the murder during questioning.
Her bond was set at $750,000.