By Staff

IRVING, Texas ( – A 23-year-old Irving man has been charged with killing a 2-year-old boy who wiped feces on him.

Arturo Santiago Pena-Almanza, Jr. was initially arrested Wednesday for abandoning or endangering the child, identified as Jeremiah Degrate Rios.

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An arrest warrant affidavit says Pena-Almanza struck the child with his fists after the boy wiped feces from his dirty diaper on him.

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When the suspect confessed to the killing, the charge was upgraded to capital murder.

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Pena-Almanza is currently at the Dallas County Jail.

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