- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A bench trial is underway in Providence for a man charged with fatally beating his 8-week-old daughter.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2e7Px2k ) the trial for Christopher Jimenez began on Tuesday.

Jimenez is charged with murder in the 2012 beating death of his daughter, Christina, who died two weeks after being hospitalized. He has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors have said the girl suffered four skull fractures and more than two dozen rib fractures, as well as broken legs, fingers and toes.

The girl’s mother, Mayra Gonzalez, was convicted of child neglect in 2013. She testified Tuesday that she was unaware of the extent of the baby’s injuries until after calling 911.

Gonzalez says Jimenez claimed he accidentally dropped the girl, causing her head to hit a table.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com


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