Dad is Alfonso Tapia-Lopez.
Father sentenced to prison in son's shaken-baby syndrome death
5:29 p.m. EST, August 10, 2012|
By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel
A man accused of fatally injuring his 8-week-old son in 2010 was sentenced to more than two decades in prison on Friday.
Alfonso Tapia-Lopez, 31, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder last month. Investigators said his son, Alfonso Angelo Tapia, suffered brain injuries consistent with shaken-baby syndrome while in Tapia-Lopez's care in October 2010.
The child died at a local hospital. Tapia-Lopez was arrested later that month on a bus in Louisiana. Authorities said he was in the United States illegally, and may have been attempting to flee the country.
He was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison, with credit for almost two years served in the Orange County Jail. He will be deported upon his completion of the sentence.