August 26, 2019 | 2:03am
A New Jersey man was arrested for allegedly burning, beating, and suffocating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, a report mentioned.
Maison Andres Torres, 25, was taken into custody final week when little Lia Merino-Rodriguez was discovered not respiration inside her Trenton, N.J. dwelling, based on The Trentonian.
She was taken to an area hospital, the place she died.
Lia had burns and bruises on her physique and prosecutors mentioned Torres “caused Lia’s death by burning her with scalding water, striking her with his fists and suffocating her with his hands.”
The Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Workplace carried out an post-mortem and decided the lady’s explanation for demise as “homicidal violence.”
Torres was charged with homicide and endangering the welfare of a kid in reference to Lia’s demise.
He was additionally charged with sexual assault for allegedly molesting the small youngster.
Torres is being held within the Mercer County Correction Heart the place he awaits a detention listening to on August 27.