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Buffalo Police make arrest in 5-year-old baby death case

Buffalo Police have made an arrest in the death of an infant that happened almost five years ago.
Raymond Gonzalez

BUFFALO, NY-- Buffalo Police have made an arrest in the death of an infant that happened almost five years ago.

Raymond Gonzalez, 37, of Buffalo was arrested Saturday and charged with manslaughter in the death of 13-month old James Velazquez. The baby died of blunt force trauma in May 2010.

Police say Gonzalez was baby sitting Velazquez in his former girlfriend's home at the time of the incident.

Gonzalez denied harming the baby.   

UPDATE: Gonzalez was convicted and sentenced for the crime in 2016.  He appealed his conviction and it was overturned by the Supreme Court Appellate Division on July 31, 2019.

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