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Man charged in murder of 3-year-old

Bail is set at $10 million for a man accused of murdering a 3-year-old girl in his care.

Jessie Rodriguez is charged with the first-degree murder of Gina Presley.

Rodriguez was the boyfriend of the victim’s aunt, who was taking care of the girl.

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Bail is set at $10 million for a man accused of murdering a three-year-old girl in his care.

Jessie Rodriguez is charged with the first degree murder of Gina Presley.

Rodriguez was the boyfriend of the victim’s aunt, who was taking care of the girl.

Last Tuesday, paramedics were called to their home in Oak Forest, where they found the little girl unresponsive.

She had a bruise on her face, and an autopsy revealed she had been beaten.

A man has been charged in the death of a three-year old girl in Southwest suburban Oak Forest.

Jessie B. Rodriguez, 42, of the 2900 block of North Kenneth Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Gina Presley, Oak Forest police said.

Presley died Tuesday from blunt force trauma to the head. Rodriquez is the boyfriend of the girl’s aunt, who was her guardian.

According the Chicago Tribune, Presley was staying at a home on the 15300 block of Walnut Road in Oak Forest with a female guardian and male associates when one of the adults called 911 at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday to report she was choking. The girl’s last name had been spelled Pressley but police corrected the information.

Another person who was questioned has been released, and is cooperating with investigators.

 

2 held in murder of 3-year-old

Two people are in custody in connection with the murder of a three-year old girl who was under the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

There are no charges against the pair in the death of Gina Pressley. Police say she suffered blunt force trauma to the head.

The child was staying at a home near 153rd and Walnut Road in suburban Oak Forest with a female guardian and male associates.

No response yet from DCFS officials.

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