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Monday April 1st, 2019 :: 01:38 p.m. PDT


Rancho Cucamonga man arrested for the death of 4-year old left in his care.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 29, 2019  
INCIDENT:   Child Abuse / Murder  
LOCATION: 10000 Block of Kernwood Court, Rancho Cucamonga
SUSPECT:    Adam Hughes, 24-year-old, resident of Rancho Cucamonga
VICTIMS:       Kylee Willis, 4-year-old, resident of Rancho Cucamonga    
On Tuesday night, March 26, 2019, Hughes was watching his girlfriend’s children including Willis who has Down Syndrome.  At some point during the night, Willis angered Hughes by interrupting him.  Hughes assaulted Willis and then put her to bed. Several hours later, Hughes noticed Willis was non-responsive, she had blue fingers and lips.  Hughes called his girlfriend, Corrine Blake for help.    
At approximately 7:56 pm, Blake called 911.  Paramedics arrived and transported Willis to San Antonio Medical Center for treatment. Willis was flown to the Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment for severe head trauma.  Willis was on life support for several days and on March 29, 2019, she died as a result of the injuries caused by Hughes.  
On March 27, 2019, both Hughes and Blake were arrested and booked for PC 273A(A) – Willful Cruelty to a child. On March 28, 2019, Blake was released after posting bail. On March 29, 2019, after Willis' death, Hughes charged with PC 187 – Murder.  Hughes is being held without bond and his next court date is April 2, 2019, at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court.   
Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail and Crimes Against Children Detail responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.  No additional information is being released at this time. Updates will be issued as new information becomes available for release. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division - Detective Wendi Beaton at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and can contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or
Refer:             Detectives Wendi Beaton, Jerry Moreno, or Sergeant Gerald Davenport                      
Station:          Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail/Crimes Against Children Detail
Phone No.     (909) 387-3589
Case No.       111904129    H#2019-029
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department   

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