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    CA - Sophia Acosta, 3, raped, beaten to death, Exeter, 7 May 2011

    Her name is Sophia Acosta May she fly with the angels

    http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?se...cal&id=8126028

    Police say Sophia suffered major head trauma, while inside an Exeter apartment on Saturday. Officers called her injuries, "suspicious" in nature and are investigating whether she was physically abused and possibly sexually assaulted as well. Police also say Sophia's mother and her boyfriend are "persons of interest" in the case, but no arrests have been made.

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    CA - 3 Year old suffered major head trauma

    Exeter Police say the 3-year-old girl known as Sophia has died

    http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?se...cal&id=8126028

    SNIP:
    Three-year-old Sophia, died Thursday morning at Children's Hospital Central California in Madera after suffering major head trauma on Saturday.
    Police say Sophia suffered major head trauma, while inside an Exeter apartment on Saturday. Officers called her injuries, "suspicious" in nature and are investigating whether she was physically abused and possibly sexually assaulted as well. Police also say Sophia's mother and her boyfriend are "persons of interest" in the case, but no arrests have been made.

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    Somber, emotional gathering for Sophia Acosta

    http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/video?id=8128211

    RIP beautiful Sophia....

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    Bless her heart, and may she be in a happy peaceful place with no one to hurt her anymore.

    Hugs,

    Mel

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    Exeter Boyfriend Speaks Out

    http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/p...news&wpid=9598

    Ok, he is an admitted heroin addict, yet on the night of her death he was smoking weed?

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    From March:

    http://www.thesungazette.com/article...-set-for-2016/

    At the trial setting it was determined that Cheary’s jury trail will be held on Jan. 19, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 5.

    Cheary is being charged with one count of murder with special circumstances for sodomy, torture and lewd and lascivious acts; one count of assault of a child causing death; one count of sodomy and one count of forcible lewd acts on a child, each with three special allegations for sodomy, inflicting torture and causing great bodily harm to a child under 14. The murder charge makes Cheary eligible for the death penalty...

    Dr. Phillip Hyden of Childrens Hospital Central California offered a clinical description of the blunt force trauma, exposure to marijuana and sexual assault the 3-year-old Sophia endured before she died... Hyden described the abuse as the “worst case I’ve ever seen.”

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    How did this little Angel NOT get any media attention? Thank you Granny.

    I didn't know about this case. Poor little sweetie.
    Media thread for Abby and Libby.


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...5#post13163455




    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

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    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) --

    A man accused of killing a toddler was in court Thursday. His defense team is trying to get the death penalty off the table but the hearing has been postponed.

    The family of 3-year-old Sophia Acosta gathered outside a courtroom on Thursday. Cameras weren't allowed to show the toddler's accused killer, Christopher Cheary, in court. His defense team is trying to get the death penalty off the table. However, the hearing was continued until October 6th.

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    http://abc30.com/news/case-delayed-f...acosta/978716/

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    This was so heinous, cruel and perverted I find it hard to believe it hasn't received more attention.

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    What a horrific case. According to Justice For Sophia FB page, court for the motion to take DP off table was again cancelled until 11/4/2015. According to the aunt of Sophie, the mother of Sophia is again pregnant. How did she not get charged??? Sad.
    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForSophia
    Last edited by Renee110; 10-10-2015 at 04:51 PM. Reason: add link

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    RIP Sophia, you beautiful little angel.

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    Jury selection began on Monday 8/22 for Cheary's trial. Let's hope little Sophia finally gets some justice!

    http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/sto...case/89131246/

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    Those who were not dismissed due to hardship were asked to take a lengthy questionnaire and will return to court on Sept. 1.
    The program is telling me message too short. Hope this makes it long enough.

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    The death penalty trial of Christopher Cheary, accused in the sexual assault and blunt-force trauma death of a 3-year-old girl, started Monday, more than five years after the toddler was found dead.

    Cheary, 25, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Sophia Acosta at an apartment building in Exeter. He committed sodomy, torture and lewd acts, making it a capital case, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said.

    A jury of six men and six women is hearing the case before Judge Jospeh Kalashian. There are seven alternate jurors.
    http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/...104320766.html

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    Circumstantial and physical evidence links Cheary to Sophia’s death, including semen found on a bedskirt in Sophia’s room, a condom wrapper, unusual actions and differing stories told by the defendant, he said.


    “He later admitted he lied,” Alavezos said.


    The girl was bleeding from her anus and the autopsy showed lacerations to the girl’s anus, she said. She had bruises to her back, buttocks and head, he said.
    Cheary used heroin, he said.


    But defense attorney Angela Krueger started her opening by challenging the prosecutor’s case against Cheary.


    “There was no rape, there was no torture, there was no murder,” Krueger said.
    Neighbor Mary Ann Flores said Smith pounded on her door and was hysterical and wanted a ride to the hospital because Sophia wasn’t breathing.

    She went to the apartment and Cheary brought down a lifeless body from the second floor.

    “She was nude. She was sopping wet,” Flores said. When she asked why she was wet, Cheary said. “because he had to rinse her off.”

    Cheary tried CPR on the girl, but “to me she was already dead,” Flores said.

    http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/...104320766.html

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