Thursday, April 30, 2009

Beating death of toddler

Wildwood, New Jersey - 31-year-old Damian Garcia Rodriguez was arrested last Thursday and charged on Friday with beating to death 2-year-old Caden Rivera, who had cerebral palsy. According to the Star Ledger, Rodriguez was babysitting Caden at the home of his girlfriend Jennifer Bowen, who is also Caden's mother.

When the boy's mother, Jennifer Bowen, came home, she saw that her son was unconscious and turning blue.

Bowen and Garcia Rodriguez took him to Cape May Regional Medical Center, where he died Thursday from a blunt force trauma injury to the abdomen, an autopsy revealed.

Garcia is being held without bail in prison.

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