Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Father indicted in toddler's death

Rene Stutzman

Sentinel Staff Writer

6:21 PM EDT, July 22, 2008


A Seminole County grand jury today indicted a father on charges he murdered his 14-month-old daughter.

Fidel Alejandro Juarez Sr., 28, is charged with first-degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse. The child, Aurelia Juarez, died June 25.

Her father took her to Central Florida Regional Hospital, where she died. Authorities said she had suffered blunt force trauma to the head and abdomen.

Her father said the toddler had fallen from a bed, according to prosecutors.

Juarez was being held without bail in the Seminole County Jail Tuesday evening.

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