Man charged with toddler's death to stand trial

Sep. 17—GOSHEN — An Elkhart man accused of killing a toddler is headed to trial.

Christian Maradiaga, 20, faces charges of murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death following the death of 4-year-old Romeo Alessandro Pineda-Duran. The toddler was admitted to the hospital battered and unconscious on June 10, 2021, and soon died of his injuries.