North Bergen man charged with causing skull trauma that killed infant daughter

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A North Bergen man has been charged with causing severe skull trauma that caused his four-month-old daughter’s death back in 2018, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Raul Torres. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On December 17th, a Hudson County grand jury handed up an indictment of Raul Torres
and charged him with murder and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, Suarez said in a statement.

Torres, 27, was arrested at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22nd, on
Sedore Avenue by North Bergen police after a traffic stop and was processed on the homicide warrant that was issued following the indictment.

On February 13th, 2018, at approximately 8:45 a.m., a Jersey City police officer stationed at the Jersey City Medical Center contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit to report a four-month old child had been transported to the hospital by ambulance unresponsive and not breathing.

SVU detectives were also informed that the infant had bruising on her forehead, a partial skull fracture and a subdural hemorrhage.

The infant, later identified as Khaleesi Torres, was transported to Newark Beth Israel where she later succumbed to her injuries on March 3rd, 2018.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, the Jersey City Police Department and the North Bergen Police Department for the investigation and arrest.