Hearing reset for man charged in infant’s death

By Neal Putnam

The preliminary hearing for a Ramona man charged with murder in the death of an 8-month-old girl is rescheduled to Oct. 3 in El Cajon Superior Court.

David Humberto Ortiz, 20, of Ramona, waived his right to have a speedy hearing on July 18 and agreed to delay the case after his attorney requested more time to prepare. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and assault upon a child that ends in death.

Liliana Velasquez suffered an injury on July 4 while in Ortiz’s care in the 2600 block of Southern Oak Road in Ramona. Ortiz was the boyfriend of the girl’s mother, who wasn’t home at the time.

Deputy District Attorney Fiona Khalil said the girl died two days later from “blunt force trauma” and her brain was deprived of oxygen.

Judge Charles Ervin kept bail at $1.5 million in the murder case, but Ortiz is also being held without bail for violation of probation in a previous grand theft case.

Ortiz has been moved to the South Bay Detention Facility since his last court appearance.

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