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Man charged in death of toddler

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A 2-year-old girl is dead in a horrible case of child abuse, deputies said.

Deputies say Joel Cruz admitted to throwing the toddler against a chair and a wall.

Cruz lives with the toddler's mother, Karina Mora, at the Melrose on the Bay apartment complex in Largo.

Deputies say the couple brought 2-year-old Ananhie Fernandez to All-Children's Hospital early Sunday morning in critical condition.

They say she had very severe injuries and no brain function.  She later died.

Cruz charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

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