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Reymundo Perez child homicide trial could be delayed again

Reymundo Perez mugshot, Portage County Sheriff's Department
Reymundo Perez mugshot, Portage County Sheriff's Department

STEVENS POINT, WI (WTAQ) - The trial of a man charged with killing his girlfriend's two-year-old son in central Wisconsin could be delayed for a third time.

27-year-old Reymundo Perez was scheduled to have a two-week trial starting December 4th on Portage County felony charges of reckless homicide and reckless child abuse.

Now, the defense wants the trial to be pushed back to March, when an expert witness will be available.

Prosecutors said Perez threw 2-year-old Felix Espinoza-Villa to the ground twice in October of 2011 at his girlfriend's mobile home in Bancroft. Perez told authorities the toddler would not stop crying.

He died two days later.

Felix's mother is also charged. Authorities said she beat the youngster with a sandal and a rhinestone-studded belt buckle.

The child had severe spinal cord and blunt force injuries to his head and stomach. Investigators said they believe Perez caused those injuries, and not the mother.

Online court records show that Perez is being held at the Lincoln County Jail in Merrill.

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