Man accused of beating 2-year-old to death appeared in court
Decatur - The man accused of beating a Decatur toddler to death, made his first court appearance.
Manuel Gonzales, 28, is accused in the beating death of 2-year-old Dominic Bradley, on December 30th. Police sworn statements show Gonzales admitted he slammed the little boy against a wall after he got angry at him for jumping on the bed.
Gonzales is the boyfriend of Dominic's mother and is a registered sex offender in Texas. He was convicted in a 1997 assault of a 4-year-old girl.
Gonzales is charged with first degree murder, he due back in court later this month.
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