Abilene man arrested for sleeping with child in 'unsafe manner," suffocating him

Tevin Payne

A 25-year-old Abilene man was booked into Taylor County Jail on Wednesday for two counts of injury to a child and criminal negligent homicide.

According to court documents, Tevin Donnell Payne was arrested for sleeping with a child "in an unsafe manner thereby suffocating him."

An indictment signed March 2 states the incident happened during April 2014. Payne was sleeping with a child under the age of 14 when he suffocated and killed him.

Payne's bonds total $20,000.

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