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Fort Collins man accused of killing girlfriend's infant daughter

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Posted at 9:53 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 23:54:12-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of fatally striking his girlfriend's infant daughter in Fort Collins is serving parole for a similar attack in 2013.

The Coloradoan reports 24-year-old Juan Canales-Hernandez is accused of hitting 11-month-old RaeLynn Martinez with a chair while he was watching her Thursday. The girl died at a Denver-area hospital Friday.

Canales-Hernandez is being held for child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and parole revocation. The alleged attack mirrors that of a 2013 case in which he pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. That attack left a child also unrelated to Canales-Hernandez with a broken arm, a torn pancreas, hundreds of bruises and several bite marks.

Booking documents do not indicate if Canales-Hernandez has hired an attorney.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com

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