Prosecutor Wants Life For Accused Child Killer
The Marion County Prosecutor's office is asking the court for permission to seek a life sentence for 21-year-old Jose Cruz who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter. Police say the little girl was beaten to death because she had soiled herself.
An initial hearing is set for October 24th. The prosecutor must show a least one aggravating factor. In this case, two are being alleged--torture of the victim and her age.