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Man accused of beating toddler to death

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

A man is behind bars, charged with killing the child he was supposed to be caring for.

Deandre Gilmore, 31, called 911 last Wednesday night saying his girlfriend's daughter fell in the bathtub.

When first responders got the home in Sulphur Springs, they found 21-month-old Mayla Pressley unresponsive.

Gilmore told investigators the baby was hurt after falling, but the medical examiner said she died from several strikes to her upper body.

"These injuries are not consistent with the defendant's versions of events that happened," said Mary O'Connor with the Tampa Police Department. "They were not accidental. They were intentional and they caused the blunt force trauma, which killed the child."

Gilmore is charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.


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