Putnam County Man Indicted On Murder Charge

8/18/16 – 5:25 A.M.

A man who allegedly confessed to murdering his 2-year-old son 10 years ago in Putnam County was indicted by the grand jury recently. The Courier reports 30-year-old Julio Soto of Napoleon is charged with aggravated murder and murder. He also faces felonious assault, kidnapping, and tampering with evidence charges.

2-year-old Julio Baldoza died in January of 2006. At the time Soto said he accidentally hit the child with an ATV and then refused to get medical treatment for the boy. He ended up pleading guilty to a child endangerment charge. However, in late July Soto went to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and reportedly admitted he murdered Baldoza.

Putnam County Prosecutor Gary Lammers told the Putnam County Sentinel Soto indicated he acted willingly in the death of the toddler.

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