Posted: May 12, 2010 7:33 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: May 12, 2010 7:33 AM
A Philadelphia man accused of killing a toddler by rubbing drain cleaner on him because he was crying has been ordered to stand trial.
Police say 34-year-old Aaron Pace was baby-sitting 20-month-old Suliaman Kirkland in February when he doused a rag with the caustic substance and rubbed it onto the boy's skin.
Assistant District Attorney Christine Wechsler says Pace took care not to burn himself. She says the boy had a "slow and painful death."
The judge agreed, saying Pace at first lied about what happened so the boy wasn't treated for chemical burns.