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Man accused of murdering mother, daughter in McLennan County pleads not guilty

Investigators said Christopher Paul Weiss shot the 24-year-old victim and her 1-year-old daughter in the head.
Christopher Paul Weiss faces two counts of capital murder for the shooting deaths of a woman and toddler.

A McLennan County man who is accused of shooting and killing his 1-year-old biological daughter and the baby's 24-year-old mother pled not guilty in court on Friday.

Christopher Paul Weiss, 26, was arrested back in November, and charged with two counts of capital murder.

The arrest came after Valarie Martinez, 24, was found lying on the ground at McLennan County Road Park 3 on Tradinghouse Lake in McLennan County around noon on November 7, with a gunshot wound to her head, according to law enforcement. Her 1-year-old daughter Azariah was found strapped in the car seat of an adjacent vehicle, shot execution-style in the head, authorities said.

Weiss was married to another woman, with whom he had two daughters, according to McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara.