Indictment Details Murdered Smith County Girl's Last Moments

Details of the final brutal moments in the life of a missing 10-year-old Tyler girl found dead last fall have been revealed in a newly released indictment.According to the indictment, Kayla Gomez-Orozco was struck with and against a blunt object, asphyxiated and drowned, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, the girl's 24-year-old uncle, also sexually assaulted or tried to sexually assault the girl before her death, the indictment said.Zavala-Garcia has been charged with capital murder.However, the girl's autopsy has yet to be released, and Matt Bingham, the Smith County district attorney, would not say what exactly caused her death."I would love to answer that question, but there is a restrictive and protective order issued," he told the newspaper.Zavala-Garcia, a relative of the girl by marriage and reportedly among the last to see Kayla, was booked later that month in lieu of $10 million bond.  Continue reading...

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