Sophia Acosta, 3
Chris Cheary to Appear in Court Monday
The man charged with killing three-year-old Sophia Acosta is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon.
20-year-old Chris Cheary, who is the boyfriend of Sophia's mother, was arrested Thursday night in Stanislaus County.
Investigators say Cheary has been booked on murder, sexual assault and torture charges and is being held without bail.
Sophia's mother, Erika Smith, is still a person of interest in this case, detectives said.
If convicted, Cheary could face the death penalty.
On May 7th, Exeter Police found Sophia unconscious in an apartment. Four days later, she passed away at Children's Hospital Central California.
The Tulare County Coroner's Office says Sophia died from major injuries to the head.
A Facebook page has been created in memory of Sophia. You can click here to be redirected to that page.