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Compton Man Charged In Murder Of Girl, 2

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(credit: CBS)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man is charged with beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death.

Omar Gutierrez, 29, of Compton, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a count of murder. He remains jailed on $1 million bail and could face 15 years to life in prison if convicted.

The girl was pronounced dead last week after Gutierrez and the child’s mother called paramedics to their home.

City News Service says Gutierrez was arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s investigators learned that the toddler died from a blow or blows to her abdomen.

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