When he came out to check on her, he found she had gotten free, so put her back in. He told officers he checked again at lunchtime and she was "lightly crying but breathing"; he then went to a fast-food drive through, and two stores.
After lunch, he put the backpack with the child inside into his trunk, according to the warrant. When he returned to the car around 5pm, she wasn't breathing.
He called 911 and drove to an intersection to await emergency crews, while he attempted CPR.
"He knew that placing a person into a trunk was dangerous to human life," the warrant said. "Rowe advised that placing someone into a backpack was even more dangerous."