Man charged with murder of 21-month-old girl

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CHICAGO — A man accused of killing a young child is expected to appear in court today for a bond hearing.

Uriel Vega, 22, is charged with the murder of 21-month-old Raiylana Vasquez. The little girl died from blunt force trauma.

Vega was arrested Tuesday in the 4700 of South Honore Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, after paramedics noticed signs of abuse on the child’s body.

Vega lives on the same block and was in charge of caring for the little girl.

The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the mother’s boyfriend for allegations of abuse and neglect.