Dad gets life in prison for killing infant son

Posted at 11:53 AM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 11:53:16-04

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Panhandle man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his 2-month-old son by stuffing a sock in his mouth to stop him from crying.

The News Herald reports 27-year-old Gene Anthony Quinones-Rivera pleaded no contest to the 2015 death on Monday. A judge in Panama City gave him the maximum sentence for second-degree murder.

The investigation began in December when Quinones-Rivera went to police and confessed that he'd caused the death of his son.

In an interview with the newspaper in January, Quinones-Rivera said he smoked marijuana that night and was angry because the child wouldn't stop crying.

The court recommended that Quinones-Rivera be placed in a prison in South Florida.

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