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Gonzalez Charged

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

The man accused of killing his girlfriend's daughter is now charged with first degree premeditated murder.

Police arrested 21 year-old Wilie Joe Gonzalez last week for the murder of 2 year-old Esperanza Ontiveros.

He was babysitting the girl and her brother in July while their mother, Leilani Martinez, was at a doctor's appointment.

Paramedics found Esperanza unconcscious.

She died from a skull fracture.

Gonzalez told paramedics she had been pushed down half a flight of stairs her brother.

But investigators say that wouldn't caused the injuries.

Gonzalez could get the death penalty if convicted.


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