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Arrest Made in Death of 8-Month-Old Liliana Velasquez

A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection to the death of an 8-month-old girl who was fatally injured July 4.

A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection to the , according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

David Humberto Ortiz was taken into custody at the 2600 block of Southern Oak Road and booked into the San Diego Central Jail on one count of murder and one count of assault on a child causing death.

Ortiz's arrest is in connection with the death of Liliana Velasquez, who was injured at her home in Ramona on the Fourth of July. She was pronounced dead at Rady Children’s Hospital July 6. According to sheriff's spokesperson Lt. Larry Nesbit, Ortiz was babysitting the child at the time of her injury.

Investigators from the Sheriff's Child Abuse Unit, homicide detail and Sheriff's Crime Lab are taking part in this investigation, Nesbit said. 

Sheriff’s officials asked anyone with information on the incident to call the Homicide Detail at 858-974-2321, after hours at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Scott Boatman July 10, 2012 at 05:20 PM
What was a 19yr old male doing "babysitting" anyways?
Lupe Cordova July 10, 2012 at 07:50 PM
David is a family friend he was the babys mom. He was better then a real dad to those girls. He loved thoes girls more then anything!!! If you would ask anyone in ramona that knew them they would say the same.
Paige July 10, 2012 at 09:10 PM
yes i david was my neighbor and friend and he would was so amazing with those kids and his own siblings. he has the biggest heart and would never hurt them. i camr believe this is happening. i will not stop praying for him and the families involved. stay strong david. i love you!!
Patricia July 11, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I knew David very little, but seen him at soccer games and I know for a fact that he was amazing with kids my family and I can NOT believe he would have the hart to hurt anybody specially a 8 month baby.....No way... I am sure that if the homicide is investiate correctly he would not be keeped in jail. We will pray for him and his family.
Brenda Sanchez July 11, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I also knew davis but everything that happend to that lil girl did not make scence, we dont know what happens behind doors and If he is found guilty I hope he pays for hurtting an innocent child
Lizard fish July 11, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Why can't the mom speak the the facts and say that it wasn't her sitter it was her fiancée who was babysitting cause she went to work which was the norm, or she would drop her off to Betty, Nancy, Marie, Alicia, leticia or her mama everybody watched those kids. Who starts a relationship after a few weeks of having Liliana, that's what that female did. She was an unfit mother from the gecko and her fiancé was a great dad to those girls. She was always out with her friends drinking it up. I think she is just as guilty and I think what happened we will have to see, but if he claims it's an accident we can't do anything but wait. That momma needs to come out and be exposed so everybody can see what she looks like and so whe all know what a not responsible mother looks like party hard and have him babysit if he was so bad why in the heck did you trust him with your children oh that's right cause you loved him and he was good with those babies. Better than you! Laura V. The truth needs to some through and you know it my girlie.
Lizard fish July 11, 2012 at 07:13 AM
RIP Liliana Velasquez ( Lilibug) paying my respects to you el Sabado 420 of 9th 9-12 it's not the babys fault baby was innocent but when you have a mommy that doesn't watch out for you maybe that's why things happen

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