ELKHART — The charges against an Elkhart man accused of battery on a toddler have been upgraded to murder following the boy’s death.

Christian Oneil Maradiaga, 19, is charged with murder in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was hospitalized June 10 after being beaten unconscious. Maradiaga’s charges also include neglect of a dependent causing death and interfering in the reporting of a crime, online jail records show.

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