Man charged in 2-year-old boy's death

February 21, 2010 3:38:19 PM PST
A man has now been charged in the beating death of a 2-year-old Chicago boy.Jesus Rico, 29, was charged Sunday with first-degree murder.

The toddler, identified as Salvador Sanchez, lived in the 5700-block of West Melrose on Chicago's Northwest Side. He died early Friday at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.

The Cook County Medical Examiner said the cause of death was blunt trauma from child abuse and ruled his death a homicide.