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South Gate man wanted in death of daughter is caught in Mexico

January 17, 2011 |  9:22 pm

Jose DerasA man wanted in connection with the death of his 10-month-old daughter has been apprehended in Mexico, authorities said Monday night. 

Jose Deras, 20, was being held by authorities in Mexico City pending extradition requests, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. 

Authorities said Deras allegedly assaulted his wife and daughter. The girl died of blunt-force trauma, according to authorities.

Deras was last seen driving a black, four-door 2008 Nissan Sentra with the California license plate 6FYB170, according to the  Sheriff's Department.

Deras allegedly assaulted his wife and baby on Saturday about 5:40 p.m. at their home in the 5100 block of McCallum Avenue, police said.

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-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Jose Deras. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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