28-year-old man faces murder charge over death of Toronto toddler
A logo at the Toronto Police Services headquarters, in Toronto, on Friday, August 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Published Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:09PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:31PM EDT
A 28-year-old man is facing a murder charge over the death of a Toronto toddler earlier this year.
On March 19, officers said they were called to a hospital in the city’s west end following the sudden death of a two-year-old after the child was brought to hospital in medical distress.
A post-mortem examination determined the child’s cause of death was the result of blunt force trauma, police said.
Police said Toronto man Rodrigo Flores Romero was charged with second degree-murder on May 10.
Police said Romero and the toddler knew each other but wouldn't say how.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.