Man Kills Tot for Crying During World Cup: Cops

Texas thug facing capital murder charge
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2010 2:11 AM CDT
Man Kills Tot for Crying During World Cup: Cops
Hector Castro, 27, is shown in this booking photo provided by the McAllen, Texas Police Department.   (AP Photo/McAllen Texas Police Department)

A man is facing a capital murder charge in Texas for allegedly killing a toddler who kept crying while he was watching the USA-Ghana soccer game last week. Investigators say illegal immigrant Hector Castro beat and suffocated his 2-year-old stepdaughter and then forced a screw down her throat to make the death appear accidental, the McAllen Monitor reports.

"There are no words for this,” said the police chief. “It makes you want to think about doing lots of things to this guy. But he will face the criminal justice system just like everybody else.” (Read more McAllen, Texas stories.)

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