Boyfriend charged with murdering 1-year-old waives hearing

Boyfriend charged with murdering 1-year-old waives hearing

MENTOR, OH (WOIO) - The man accused of murdering his girlfriend's toddler waived his hearing on Thursday, sending his case to a grand jury.

In Mentor Municipal Court, 23-year-old Anthony Garcea waived his preliminary hearing. His case has been bound over to the Lake County grand jury.

He remains in jail on a $1 million bond.

On Oct. 1, Khalil Abbasi died during surgery to relieve swelling on his brain, caused by blunt force trauma.

Mentor Police say Garcea struck the 1-year-old, causing him to hit his head. According to police, Garcea was babysitting at Park House Apartments while his girlfriend, 21-year-old Brittany Carter, was away.

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