According to investigators, a FedEx worker struck a 7-year-old girl in Texas with his work van out of panic and threw her inside the truck, where he killed her.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit released on Thursday,
Tanner Lynn Horner, 31, who is accused of capital murder and aggravated kidnapping, claimed he put Athena Strand in his work vehicle after hitting her with it.
When he accidently rear-ended the child with the truck,
Horner allegedly told authorities she wasn’t gravely hurt. According to the affidavit,
Horner allegedly claimed to have spoken to the child in his van and received her name.
However, he then killed her.