Three people have been arrested and charged with the brutal murder of a 2-year-old El Paso girl, who was allegedly beaten to death for soiling her diaper by her father, a soldier based at Fort Bliss,.
As the injuries to the child appeared to be of a suspicious nature, Crimes Against Persons took over the investigation and found that Robert Franklin, a cousin who was at the house, heard the beating and saw the victim’s father, Dartarious Graham exit the room with the girl in his arms.
When the cousins saw the victim go limp they contacted emergency services, requesting medical assistance.
KVIA.com reported that even though the girl’s mother, 23-year-old Elizabeth Graham, was not at the house when the beating took place, investigators have learned that her husband had a history of beating the child. Because she failed to protect her daughter and report the prior abuse, she was also arrested.