Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dad indicted for 1st-degree murder of 5-month-old son (Lake County, Illinois)

Dad is identified as VICTOR SALINAS-CARONA. Notice that Mom has been charged with child endangerment...for LEAVING the baby with his Daddy. Isn't this what authorities tell mothers they must do? That the must "involve" the father? This is a total double standard. Fathers are virtually never held responsible for impregnating and/or "leaving" a baby with a mentally ill, drug-addicted, mentally incapacitated, and/or abusive mother.

Teen father indicted for first-degree murder of infant

By Beth Kramer
April 4, 2013 11:18AM Updated: April 4, 2013 12:02PM

The teenage father accused of killing his five-month-old child was indicted for first-degree murder before a grand jury Wednesday, April 3. The mother was also indicted with child endangerment charges.

Victor Salinas-Corona, 17, of Zion is accused of causing the blunt force trauma that killed his infant son Feb. 28, authorities said.

The boy’s mother Aurora Escamilla, 19, of Beach Park is charged with endangering the life of a child for allegedly leaving the baby with Salinas-Corona.

Salinas-Corona is due for arraignment April 9. He is in custody at Lake County Jail in lieu of $2 million.

Escamilla is free from custody on 10 percent of $100,000 bond. She is due back in court April 17 for arraignment.