Man accused of killing 4-year-old will stay behind bars until trial

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man accused of killing a 4-year-old boy will stay locked up until trial. Twenty-six-year-old Zerrick Marquez is charged in the death of his roommate’s son, James Dunklee.

The incident happened at the Cinnamon Tree Apartments in December. The child was found with bruises all over his body and a skull fracture.

According to court documents, a CYFD investigation says Marquez wasn’t supposed to be taking care of the boy. However, the defense argued that he would not have known that unless the boy’s mother told him.

Ultimately, Judge Daniel Ramczyk sided with the state.

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