Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dad sentenced to 40 years for beating death of 5-month-old son (Edna, Texas)

Dad is identified as CHRISTIAN BLAIR ROBINSON.

Father gets 40 years over death of infant son

Posted: June 21, 2014 - 4:09pm

EDNA — A South Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2010 death of his battered infant son.

The Victoria Advocate reports Christian Blair Robinson of Edna pleaded guilty Friday to injury to a child under age 14. The 23-year-old father originally was charged with capital murder of a person under age 6 and faced trial later this year.

Prosecutors planned to seek the death penalty over the July 2010 death of Robinson's 5-month-old son, Camden. The boy suffered head and internal injuries and died at a Corpus Christi hospital.

An autopsy determined the boy died of abusive head trauma.