Man 'beats toddler to death for urinating on him’

By admin
15 April 2015

An 18-month-old boy has allegedly been beaten to death because he urinated on his mom’s 23-year-old boyfriend while he was changing the child’s nappy.

Martin Alvarado has been charged with murdering young Edwin O’Reilly at a house in Cicero, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, and is being held without bail. Alvarado confessed on videotape that he’d assaulted Edwin in a fit of rage after the child had urinated on him while he was changing his nappy.

He punched the child who died from his injuries in the MacNeal Hospital. The cause of death is physical trauma. The police and paramedics rushed to the house after being alerted the child was unconscious, the Chicago Tribune reports. Alvarado was looking after the youngster at the time of the incident.

Alvarado was due in court for his bail application on Monday but it was postponed because he’d destroyed his jail cell overnight, municipal spokesperson Ray Hanania told the NY Daily News.

Allegations of neglect and cruelty have been made against Alverado and the child’s mother, the spokesperson says. The accused is due in court again on 28 April.

Sources: Chicago Tribune, NY Daily News

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