Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dad gets jail, followed by deportation for injuring 1-year-old son (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Dad HUMBERTO ENRIQUE ALVAREZ has pleaded guilty to 3 counts of inflicting serious injury on a child, which are third-degree felonies. His 1-year-old son was severely injured last year (see the description of this poor child's injuries below). He has been sentenced to 1 year in jail, followed by deportation. We have reported on this case before.


Father gets jail, followed by deportation, for injuring 1-year-old
By Stephen Hunt

The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated: 02/01/2010 07:32:53 PM MST

A 23-year-old man who severely injured his 1-year-old son last year was sentenced Monday to a year in jail, followed by deportation from the United States.

Humberto Enrique Alvarez was charged with five counts of child abuse; three are second-degree felonies and two are class A misdemeanors.

He pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of inflicting serious physical injury on a child, which are third-degree felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.

Third District Judge Robert Faust suspended the prison time in favor of jail and deportation.

Charging documents state that the boy suffered two fractures to his left leg, an impact injury to his head and multiple bruises from his thighs to the middle of his back.

A doctor also found abrasions on both sides of the boy's mouth, consistent with tape being applied. Because of the child's age, the doctor considered the application of the tape a life-threatening act, according to charges.

Alvarez told detectives he threw a laundry basket at his son, which caused the head injury, according to jail booking documents. He also admitted to hitting him with a shoe, documents state.