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Teen dad accused of baby’s death wants lower bond

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Updated: April 8, 2013 7:40AM

The teenage father accused of killing his 5-month-old child is asking for a lower bond.

Victor Salinas-Corona, 17, is being held in lieu of $2 million bond for first-degree murder. His bond will be reconsidered at a bond review hearing scheduled for March 11.

The baby’s mother, Aurora Escamilla, 19, appeared before Lake County Circuit Court Judge Raymond Collins for status of preliminary.

Escamilla is free from custody on 10 percent of $100,000 bond. She is charged with endangering the life of a child. She is accused of leaving the infant boy with Salinas-Corona. The infant died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head Feb. 28, authorities said.

Collins signed an order allowing Escamilla to return to the Zion residence in the 2600 block of Horeb Avenue today, March 7, to collect her clothing.

She is not currently staying at the crime scene, Assistant State’s Attorney Marc Bangser said.

Escamilla is due back in court March 27 for status.

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