By Lizzie Day •
Published: 22 Apr 2020 • 18:19
A suspected child murderer who allegedly put a baby in a backpack to die has filed a petition for release from jail to protect him from coronavirus.
Trevor Rowe, 27, says he shouldn’t be kept in prison because of the risk of catching the killer bug.
Rowe, from Lubbock in Texas, is accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby Marion Jester-Montoya in January.
But he is arguing he was not officially indicted, which his lawyers say should have been done within 90 days of being jailed.
They claim this dealine has passed and as such he is being informally held, according to KETK.
The matter is in the hands of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
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