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Affidavit: Capital murder suspect wanted victims to 'go away'

Christopher Weiss (Source: McLennan County Jail) Christopher Weiss (Source: McLennan County Jail)
(Source: Cassandra Slaby) (Source: Cassandra Slaby)

A search warrant affidavit said that a capital murder suspect wanted the victims to "go away."

The investigation says murder suspect Christopher Weiss was married and had an affair with the victim, Valarie Martinez. When Martinez told Weiss she was pregnant, he stopped all communication. 

The affidavit stated that Martinez found Weiss through social media and contacted his wife and sister to tell them about the child, 1-year-old Azariah. The affidavit said Weiss had told his sister that he didn't want anything to do with Martinez and the child. 

A witness told officials that he saw Weiss get into an argument with Martinez before she left to meet Weiss on Nov. 5. 

Martinez and baby Azariah were found shot to death a Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir. Both had been shot in the head. The affidavit said that Weiss had admitted to authorities that he had been in the area with Martinez where her body was later found. 

Another person interviewed during the investigation told police that the victim told Weiss she would make him pay child support if he was not going to be involved the baby's life. 

On Wednesday afternoon, the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office stopped searching the Brazos River for a weapon potentially used in the murder. 

Divers discontinued their search on the south side of loop 340 for the .22 caliber owned by Weiss after looking for it for 17 hours. However, they did not locate the weapon during the two-day operation. 

The affidavit said that Weiss had "reluctantly" told officials he owned the gun. 

The sheriff said the search will pick back up in a new location in a few days, but they will not be searching for the weapon on Thursday. 

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