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Toddler allegedly forced to stay in bathroom for months
Father facing murder, cruelty to child charges
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Torres Boles, left, listens with his attorney John Ely at Boles preliminary hearing Monday. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Torres Boles was in court Monday morning in a preliminary hearing regarding the suspicious circumstances of the death of his 3-year-old daughter Andrea Boles.

Hinesville Police Detective Doug Snider presented testimony on behalf of the state outlining what took place Feb. 26-27 and after 30 minutes of testimony Liberty County Superior Court Judge Charles P. Rose decided there was enough probable cause to move forward in presenting the evidence to a grand jury.

Boles who faces murder and cruelty to children charges, sat stoically next to his attorney John Ely as Snider spoke about the events leading up to Boles’ arrest and much of the testimony provided gripping details of a young life lost, allegedly at the hands of abuse.

Snider spoke of extensive facial bruises as well as evidence of bruising to the head, and buttocks and how the little girl was forced to live locked in a bathroom for months at a time. On the night before she was found unresponsive Snider alleged that Boles reprimanded her for stuffing a toilet with paper which flooded a substantial portion of the house.

Ely crossed examined Snider specifically requesting information as to when statements were taken by police and when Boles was read his Miranda rights.  He also questioned

The child’s mother, Candice Boles, was not in court and faces charges of being party to the crime of felony murder and cruelty to children.

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