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Vigil for 17 Month Old Girl

A life cut short is remembered Saturday night. Hundreds gathered in Hereford to remember 17 month old Kira Tijerina who was killed Thursday night.

Residents filled the parking lot of the apartment complex where the crime allegedly happened.

An emotional moment for a community that hasn't seen a homicide in seven years.

The man police say is responsible, Tijerina's mothers boyfriend, 32 year old Daniel Felipe Perez was arrested Friday.

He reportedly told police he had pulled a shirt over Tijerina's head causing her to fall from the top of a dresser.

Then reportedly placed her in her crib and told her mother she was asleep.

Her mother found her the next morning, cold and not breathing in her crib.

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