It is alleged that a young girl who died of dehydration was forced to jump on a trampoline in the sweltering sun.
Daniel and Ashley Schwarz, aged 44 and 34, were charged with capital murder over the death of eight-year – old Jaylin, CBS7 reported.
On August 29, after the police were called, Jaylin was pronounced dead at home.
Investigators disclosed that the young girl was reportedly punished by the couple, who are accused of not allowing her to eat breakfast and pressuring her to jump nonstop on a trampoline.
Police said the eight-year-old was not permitted to drink any water either.
The temperature of the trampoline reached about 43 degrees, while the gound was about 65 degrees, it was later discovered.
An autopsy found Jaylin ‘s death a murder and said dehydration was the cause of death.
Following the autopsy findings, the Schwarzs were arrested and charged.
Members of the family said that the pair were not her parents, but her guardians.