Man charged with murder in death of 3-year-old girl from Little Village

Eduardo Aleman

CHICAGO -- Police filed charges in the death of a 3-year-old girl from Little Village.

Eduardo Aleman is charged with first degree murder and will be in court Tuesday.

Officers found the girl, Jesipel Aleman, not breathing in an apartment near 25th and Homan early Sunday morning.

An autopsy showed she died of multiple injuries resulting from an assault.

In a building where everyone knows almost everyone, no one really knew Jesipel's family. But, they heard them.

Neighbors suspect Jesipel may have gotten caught up in the middle, possibly while attempting to intervene in a fight.

Though residents say that they have long lived among violence, Jesipel's death is beyond anything they are prepared to emotionally absorb.