Draper man sentenced in shaking death of 1-month-old son

Feb 14 2013 - 10:32am


Mijail Alejandro Russell-Torres (Police Photo)
Mijail Alejandro Russell-Torres (Police Photo)


SALT LAKE CITY -- A 25-year-old Draper man has been sentenced to prison in the shaking death of his 1-month-old son.

The Deseret News reported Wednesday that Mijail Alejandro Russell-Torres was sentenced to two terms of one to 15 years after pleading guilty to felony child abuse and child abuse homicide. The newspaper reports the sentences will run concurrently.

Police say they responded Aug. 24 to reports that a baby drowned while being bathed by the father.

Emergency crews found the baby in cardiac and respiratory arrest, and took the child to Primary Children's Medical Center in critical condition.

Investigators say the baby had injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

The child died Aug. 26.

Russell-Torres later told police that he violently shook the baby after he became frustrated with the child's crying.


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