Hunt County Sheriff
Arturo Vega, left, and Gabriela Ortiz, right, have been charged with capital murder in the death of a 2-year-old boy who died in their care.
Two caregivers have been accused of killing a 2-year-old boy whose battered body was found in a car in North Texas.
The Hunt County Sheriff's Office says capital murder charges were filed Tuesday against 23-year-old Arturo Vega and 22-year-old Gabriela Ortiz, both of Campbell.
Capt. Lana Adams says Vega and Ortiz, who's a cousin to the victim, face arraignment and did not yet have attorneys. They are being held in the Hunt County detention center, bond was set at $2 million each.
The body of Brandon Herrera was located following a 911 call, allegedly from Vega and Ortiz, to say the boy stopped breathing Sunday as they drove him to a hospital.
Investigators say the toddler suffered blunt force trauma and apparently had been dead for some time. No information was released on a possible motive.
The sheriff's office has been in contact with the boy's father.