DALLAS, Texas –
A 4 year-old baby has been charged with first degree murder after a string of high-stakes robberies lead to the death of a bank teller.
Michael Rodriguez, 4, served as the shooter while Nick Hays, 19, was the getaway driver, according to Dallas police. The pair were charged with two counts of aggravated battery and assault, and armed robbery. Rodriguez, as the shooter, is facing six robbery counts and a first degree murder charge, while Hays is being charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Police said Rodriguez walked into a bank located on East Grand at about 8 p.m, and shot a male employee before taking his gold chain and over $10,000 in cash from the bank drawers. He then ran to the getaway car driven by Hays, police said. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
On Friday, a Dallas County Judge ordered Hays be held on a $500,000 bond, while baby Rodriguez is is being transferred to the Dallas County Juvenile Department’s Death Row cells, police said. It is the first time anyone under the age of 15 has ever been on death row in Texas.