Man charged Sunday in beating death of 18-month old Cicero toddler

Man charged Sunday in beating death of 18-month old Cicero toddler

Martin Alvarado Jr., 23, charged in the
murder of 18 month old Edwin Eli O’Reilly
On Thursday April 9, 2015 the Cicero Police and Fire Dept. responded to a call of an unresponsive child in a home in the 1600 block of 49th Court. Edwin Eli O’Reilly, 18 months old, was rushed to MacNeal Hospital where the child succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Cicero Police Detectives learned through a tireless investigative process that the child was in the care of 23 year old defendant, Martin Alvarado Jr. of the 1600 block of 49th Ct. Alvarado Jr. was identified as the boyfriend of the victim’s mother.
During the time the child was in the care and custody of defendant Alvarado Jr., the child was crying and suffered from loose bowel movements, investigators learned. As the defendant was in the process of changing the young victim’s diapers, the child urinated on Alvarado Jr.. This enraged the defendant and Alvarado Jr., who struck the baby multiple times about the body causing the child’s death.  
During interviews with Cicero Police through Sunday, Alvarado Jr. made incriminating statements and gave a video-taped confession of his actions that caused the death of the child.
Police charged Martin Alvarado Jr., 23, was subsequently charged with First Degree Murder and is due in Bond Court on Monday morning, April 13, at the Maybrook Court House in Maywood Illinois.


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