Dad GUSTAVO TORRES-MEDEL admits he was drunk and high when he killed his 3-month-old son for crying and not wanting a bottle.
So while this piece of sh** junkie was doing infant "care," where was Mom? Working to support his druggie @$$?
Many of us moms would have LOVED to stay home and take care of our babies, but we couldn't, because no fathers or other parties were willing or able to support us even for a few months. So it really burns me when I read about scum like this.
Father gets 45 years in infant son's death
West Chicago man admits he bit, beat child, who wouldn't stop crying and refused bottle
July 15, 2011|By Art Barnum, Tribune reporter
A West Chicago father who admitted that he was drunk and on drugs when he bit his 3 1/2-month-old son and fatally hit him in the head and body was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in prison.
Gustavo Torres-Medel, 27, of the 2200 block of Brown Street, was convicted last month of the April 27, 2009, murder of Gustavo Jr. in a bench trial before DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell.
"This child was savagely and fatally beaten at the hands of his father," said Creswell, who could have sentenced him up to 100 years.
Assistant State's Attorney Romas Mockaitis said Torres-Medel "hit the child because it was crying. Imagine, hitting a child that is crying, expecting it to then stop crying. He silenced that child forever."
Trial testimony indicated that after the child refused to drink from a bottle and continued to cry, the defendant "focused on the head and face of the child," causing the fatal injuries, Mockaitis said.
Torres-Medel admitted to Creswell on Thursday that he bit the child on a leg and his head in frustration and threw him into a car seat and possibly against a wall, but claimed that most of the injuries were caused by the paramedics' resuscitation efforts.