A Georgia couple has been charged with killing a 2-year-old girl while babysitting, authorities said.

Juan Martinez, 31, and Nancy Martinez, of Gainesville, were arrested early Monday in the death of Valeria Jordon Garfias, who suffered traumatic brain and internal injuries, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

According to investigators, Valeria was being watched by Juan and Nancy Martinez while her parents were working.

On Sunday afternoon, Hall County Fire Services took Valeria, a 2-year-old girl, to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The child was taken to Atlanta’s Children’s Healthcare, where she died. The child’s injuries were reported to detectives by hospital staff.

Following their arrest, Juan and Nancy Martinez were taken into the Hall County Jail and charged with first-degree murder and child maltreatment. The couple is still being held without a bond.


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