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Man charged in toddler death indicted in mother’s death


  • Police arrested Xavier J. Cortez Jr.
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HILO » A Mountain View man charged in the January 2011 beating death of a toddler has been indicted on charges that he killed the child’s mother eight months later.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports a Hilo grand jury on Wednesday indicted 39-year-old Xavier "Pee Wee" Cortez Jr. in the September 2011 death of 20-year-old Sommer Ferreira.

The indictment says Cortez killed Ferreira because she witnessed him beating her daughter, Pomaikai K. Ferreira, to death in January 2011.

Cortez is a former professional boxer. He shared a Wainaku apartment with Ferreira and her daughter.

Cortez was arrested in January 2014 after a grand jury indicted him in the death of the child.

He is scheduled for trial in that case in May.

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