The Bristol County District Attorney's Office has officially charged a New Bedford man with murder in connection with the death of a 9-month-old girl last month.

23-year-old Ethen Harrison of Adams Street has been held without bail since his arrest on January 25, one day after 9-month-old Ariel Eluziario passed away from severe injuries recieved while in Harrison's care.

Harrison was initially charged with charges of reckless endangerment of a child, and assault and battery.

He faces arraignment on the single charge of murder on Tuesday, February 26 in New Bedford District Court.