Toddler dies, mother's boyfriend expected to be charged with murder

FamilyHomicideJose Cruz

A 3-year-old girl died in the hospital Wednesday night and police allege her mother's boyfriend is responsible.

Police responded to a house on Long Wharf Drive Tuesday and found the girl unresponsive and covered from head to toe in bruises.

She was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition. She died from her injuries late Wednesday night.

Jose Cruz, 20, has been charged with attempted murder. Detectives will meet with the prosecutor Thursday to amend his charge to murder.

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