Central Texas man charged in death of 20-month-old girl

Shawn Vincent Boniello. (Jail photo)
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ROCKDALE, Texas (KWTX) Shawn Vincent Boniello was held Wednesday without bond in the Milam County Jail charged with capital murder in the death of a 20-month-old girl.

There was some confusion earlier Wednesday about Boniello's gender after the release of his mugshot, but a jail sergeant said the suspect is a male despite his long hair and appearance.

Patricia Ann Rader died Monday evening at a home in Rockdale.

Officers, firefighters and paramedics responded to the residence at around 5:45 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of an unresponsive child.

Paramedics performed CPR at the scene, but were unable to revive the girl.

Boniello was arrested Monday night and was initially charged with child abandonment/endangerment, but on Tuesday was also named in a complaint charging capital murder.

No further information was immediately released.