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Published March 01, 2013, 05:37 PM

Bail Set at $1 Million for Man Accused of Killing 22-Month-Old

A Dilworth man is behind bars on a $1 million cash bail. He is accused of murdering a 22-month-old girl in Ada.

A Dilworth man is behind bars on a $1 million cash bail. He is accused of murdering a 22-month-old girl in Ada.

24-year-old Raul Perez pleaded not guilty today in Norman County on two second-degree murder charges. Police say he killed his ex-girlfriend's daughter, Ariel Reyes by causing fatal injuries while the child's mother was out grocery shopping on August 29th. The baby died two days later. Perez was arrested for her murder on Thursday, after nearly six months.

Stephen Hager, Ada Police, "The reason that the great amount of time between the incident Mr. Perez's arrest was due to the investigation. Obviously with the medical examiner, waiting for the medical examiner's results and making sure the investigation was done thoroughly."

Autopsy results show the baby died of head and neck trauma.

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