Utica police make an arrest in the death of a 7-month-old child Saturday evening.
Police and firefighters responded to a home on Walker Street for an unresponsive child. Officers say young Emelina Sanchez had faint vital signs and a possible head injury. She was hospitalized but died early Sunday morning. Police have now arrested 20-year-old Jason Nieves and charged him with 2nd degree murder. Detectives say that Nieves is the boyfriend of Emelina's mother and was babysitting when the child began to cry uncontrollably. Police believe Nieves' actions at the time contributed to the child's death.