PAWTUCKET – WPRI.com is reporting that the father of a 10-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with her death.
Jorge DePina, 32, of Pawtucket was arrested by police after it was discovered she had bruises and what appeared to be burn marks on her body.
DePina brought his daughter to Miriam Hospital in Providence on Wednesday evening. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
DePina is charged with first-degree child abuse and cruelty to or neglect of child.
Pawtucket Police told WPRI.com that DePina appeared before a bail commissioner on Thursday and bail was set at $35,000 with surety.
Police say their investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be brought forward after a cause of death is determined by the medical examiner.
DePina is scheduled to appear in District Court today.