Christopher Marshall, 23, was arraigned on Friday, the district attorney's office said.
"You Are My Sunshine," Halii McCord's favorite song, was played during the emotional ceremony Wednesday.
Relatives reminisced about Halii McCord as the investigation into her murder continued.
Halii McCord, 4, died of blunt impact to the torso, according to the city Medical Examiner's office.
Police are investigating the death of Halii McCord, who died Tuesday.
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