Early on Monday, Aug. 24, Harris County Sheriff's deputies were called to an apartment complex in the 15000 block of Westpark, where a baby wasn't breathing. EMS personnel treated 9-month-old Savayah Mason, who was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the baby's autopsy determined she had been sexually assaulted and died due to asphyxiation during the assault.
Homicide investigators say the baby's father, Luis Luna, was responsible for her death. Luna, 23, has been charged with capital murder.
Late last week, officials issued a warrant for Luna's arrest. He was taken into custody on Monday by the Harris County Sheriff's Office and several assisting agencies.