NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter to death.

Edgar Algarin of the Bronx was charged with murder and manslaughter on Monday. Police say the child was left in his care.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the city medical examiner declared the death a homicide. An autopsy found that Enidaliz Ortiz-Encarnacion had suffered multiple injuries and died of blunt impact trauma to her torso and compression of her neck.

Algarin is not the girl’s father.

If convicted, what’s the appropriate punishment in this case? Sound off in our comments section below…

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Comments (7)
  1. bonnie says:

    No mercy, no compassion for this animal! Fry him!! OOPPPS…may I correct? Beat him first, than fry him, only fry him slowly so he suffers the way this poor baby did. UGH!!! Story makes me sick to my stomach with disgust!

  2. Alex says:

    So many crimes against children. who is there to defend innocent children? Our laws have to change and these crimes should be punishable by death. Only through death will adults stop such horrendous, inexcuseable crimes against our children.

  3. The Facts says:

    Barbarous animal!

  4. Rob K says:

    My question, even if murder is the charge, and death is the verdict,forever, if ever, for the punishment to be enacted.

    Use up animals like this for organ donation, and at least let respectable people live.

  5. PAMPER says:

    I guess, pretty much the same punishment the little girl suffered – DEATH!

  6. khadijah says:

    kill him make him suffer

  7. Carlos Liriano says:

    hang him high, no mercy

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