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Man kills toddler for urinating on him while changing his diaper

By Mason White 12:10 PM April 16, 2015
Martin Alvarado Jr. 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after fatally beating a young child.

Martin Alvarado Jr. of Illinois, was charged with murder in the beating of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son.

Alvarado was caring for the child in the couple’s home in the suburb of Cicero, when the child urinated on him during a diaper change.

The incident angered Alvarado so much that he began to brutally beat the boy who was identified as Edwin Eli O’Reilly.

Emergency workers responded to the home following a call about a child who was responsive. O’Reilly was rushed to the MacNeal Hospital, where he later died.

The Cook County medical examiner ruled the death a homicide by child abuse.

According to police, Alvarado confessed to beating O’Reilly after he urinated while changing his diaper. Alvarado faces a charge of first-degree murder. He is being held without bail.

A spokesperson for the Department of Children and Family Services said that the agency had previous
contact with the family, but declined to elaborate.

Alvarado’s girlfriend was not home at the time of the alleged attack. However, her older child was taken into the custody of Department of Children and Families.