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Trial begins for Waubay man accused of killing daughter

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 A Waubay man is on trail this week in Sioux Falls Federal Court on allegations that he killed is two-year-old daughter Aleeyah Cook last year.

 Prosecutors say Mario Contreras was stressed because he was late for work and punched the girl in the head.

 The defense says the girl appeared sick, fell from a chair while eating at the kitchen table and Contreras did everything possible to save her.

 The doctor who conducted an autopsy testified that injuries to the girl's head and brain likely were caused by fists.

 Contreras has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.

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