Angel Camacho Admits to Killing Girlfriend's Toddler

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Update: Camacho was sentenced today to 15 years to life in prison.

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On June 16, 2009, Angel Camacho was left in charge of Iris Rivera, a two-year-old, and her four siblings while her mother went to the hospital.

When Camacho dropped off the children the next day at a relative's house, they noticed that Iris was not breathing.

It wasn't long before the heinous details came out.

The 37-year-old plead guilty Tuesday to murdering the child. He faces 15 years to life in jail for what turned out to be a vicious assault on a helpless toddler.

The Plain Dealer has the gruesome details:


The Cuyahoga County Coroner said the child died from blunt impacts that injured her organs and caused internal bleeding. The victim's small intestine was separated. There was damage to her liver and burns to the back of her hands.

There were numerous bruises and abrasions on her head, neck, trunk, arms and legs and a bite mark on her arm, Assistant County Prosecutor Brian McDonough said.

Camacho was also indicted on four counts of endangering children for violating a duty of care, torturing or cruelly abusing the child and administering corporal punishment. The charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.

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