- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) - A 25-year-old man has been accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in Clive.

Police in the Des Moines suburb say Joe Lopez was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He remained in custody on Thursday, pending $1 million bail. Online court records don’t list his attorney in the case.

Police say officers were sent to Blank Children’s Hospital on Nov. 29 to investigate injuries to 20-month-old Ruby Alvarez. Doctors say she had several injuries, including a skull fracture and broken ribs.

Police say Lopez and Ruby’s mother reported that the little girl had fallen in their apartment.

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