Friday, July 5, 2013

Dad charged with "child abuse" in death of 10-year-old daughter (Pawtucket, Rhode Island)

Additional charges against dad JORGE DEPINA "may be" forthcoming....

No mention of the girl's mother.

Pawtucket father charged after bringing his 10-year-old daughter's body to hospital

July 4, 2013 7:39 pm

By Amanda Milkovits

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- A father who brought his dead 10-year-old daughter to Miriam Hospital Wednesday afternoon has been charged with abusing her.

After seeing bruises and burns on the girl's body, Pawtucket police charged Jorge DePina, 32, of 48 Knowles St., with first-degree child abuse and cruelty and neglect to a child Thursday.

Maj. Arthur Martins said additional charges may be forthcoming after an autopsy Friday morning. He said DePina told detectives that he found his daughter, Aleida, unconscious.

DePina was arraigned before a bail commissioner and held on $35,000 surety. He'll be arraigned in District Court, Providence, on Friday.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Pawtucket police at (401) 727-9100, Detective Donti Rosciti at ext. 737 or Dave Silva at ext. 760.