Boyfriend of aunt charged in girl’s death

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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.


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