Excuse me, but why was this piece of trash allowed around kids again? Dad ALEXIS MEDINA was CONVICTED of breaking his infant daughter's skull back in 2008. For that, Daddy got (useless) anger management and parenting classes.
Fast forward to December 2010, and this piece is doing infant "care" while the mother (once again) is forced to work.
Daddy's tip for "quieting" the baby: forcing the infant's head downward into a crib mattress.
Daddy's tip for "playing" with baby: "roughhousing" (with a 4-month old!) till the baby's ribs break. Also "yank" on his arm till it breaks, and bite as the mood strikes.
(Clueless "roughhousing" injuries are almost always limited to young male caretakers who either have no idea as to what is apppropriate, and/or who seriously underestimate their own upper body strength)
The result: A murdered baby.
October 4, 2011
Lawrence man arraigned on murder charge
Police say he caused death of his 4-month-old son
By Jill Harmacinski
The Eagle Tribune Tue Oct 04, 2011, 01:13 AM EDT
SALEM, Mass. - A Lawrence father who allegedly shook and suffocated his infant son just after Christmas last year was arraigned on a murder charge in Salem Superior Court last week.
Alexis Medina, 23, a father of four, remains held without bail in the death of his 4-month-old son Alexis Medina Jr. on Dec. 28, 2010.
Medina's indictment by an Essex County Grand Jury and subsequent arraignment in Superior Court means the penalties he faces if convicted are more severe. Medina faces life in prison without parole if convicted of first degree murder. He is also charged with assault and battery and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.
Medina pleaded not guilty to all three charges in Superior Court. He and his defense attorney Ronald Ranta are expected back in court for a pre-trial conference on Nov. 17.
In January, during his arraignment in Lawrence District Court, a prosecutor said Medina admitted to shaking his son. However, the cause of death appears to be suffocation when the father "intentionally" shoved the baby's face into a pillow. The baby also had 11 healing rib fractures, said Kate MacDougall, an assistant district attorney.
Medina told police on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 28, while "Junior" was facedown in his crib, he pushed on the infant's back to quiet him so he could get more sleep. The baby's mother, Jocelyn DeJesus, had left earlier for work and Medina said he used this tactic in the past to quiet the baby, police said.
He also told police he had roughhoused and wrestled with the baby, squeezing so hard he might have broken his ribs. He also yanked on the boy's arm until he heard a snap and also bit the baby's foot, MacDougall said.
Previously convicted of child abuse, Medina, of 4 Inman St., #19, was jailed for 18 months for breaking an older daughter's skull when she was 6 months old.
In September 2008, Medina was ordered to take anger management and parenting classes, which he attended, and was sentenced to probation through September 2011, according to court testimony and papers.