Marcus McCowan, 18, has been charged with attacking multiple adults and attempting to kill two newborn babies at the Odessa Regional Medical Hospital. First, he attacked a breastfeeding mother and tried to strangle her baby to death. Then he broke into the nursery and tried to strangle a different baby while yelling, “die!”
Both newborns had turned blue from strangulation.
His girlfriend was giving birth at the same time. When police arrived, he attempted to grab an officer’s gun. He has been charged with two counts of attempted capital murder and many other crimes.