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Man reindicted on murder charge in death of toddler after new evidence comes to light

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SAN ANTONIO – New evidence has led to the reindictment of a San Antonio man who is behind bars on a murder charge.

In April 2017, Javiele Frias was charged with injury to a child after police found a 14-month old girl unresponsive in his care.

Charges were upgraded when the child was taken off life support and were later dismissed.

New evidence presented last month, however, revealed Frias struck the child with an object and against an object, causing severe head trauma.

Frias first claimed the child fell from a bed. He later admitted to shaking her while she was upside down.

Frias was booked on the recent indicted murder charge Wednesday evening, District Clerk records show.