Friday, October 31, 2014

Custodial dad indicted on murder charges in death of 10-year-old daughter (Providence, Rhode Island)

Another update to the killer dads and custody list. Dad JORGE DEPINA had full custody at the time of his 10-year-old daughter's death. See more here.

AG seeks life sentence for dad in girl’s murder

By billtomison Published: January 28, 2014, 1:22 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Pawtucket man charged with killing his 10-year-old daughter last July was hauled into court Tuesday for a filing. Prosecutors for the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office had to notify the court that the state intends to seek a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for Jorge DePina.

DePina remains held without bail at the ACI in Cranston. He was indicted on murder charges earlier this month by a grand jury.

On July 3, 2013, DePina brought his daughter Aleida to the Miriam Hospital for treatment. The girl had bruises and burns all over her body when she was admitted, and just a few hours later she was pronounced dead. The cause of her death was determined to be blunt force trauma. Jorge DePina was arrested on Independence Day and charged with first-degree child abuse.