A Pawtucket man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder in the death of his 10-year-old daughter last summer. Jorge DePina was indicted by a Providence County grand jury last week. DePina was arrested shortly after he brought his daughter, Aleida Cristiane DePina, to the hospital in July with bruises and what appeared to be burn marks. She died of blunt force trauma to her small intestine. Police have said they believe her injuries were consistent with severe physical abuse over an extended period of time.
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