Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Convicted sex offender dad indicted for murder of 6-week-old daughter (Toms River, New Jersey)

Dad is identified as MICHAEL ROJAS.


Toms River father indicted for murder in baby's death, report says

By Paul Milo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
October 08, 2015 at 7:58 PM

TOMS RIVER — A local man and convicted sex offender has been indicted on charges he murdered his baby daughter two years ago, app.com reported.

Michael Rojas, 38, and his wife Giovanna were arrested in 2014 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated manslaughter. After further investigation, Michael Rojas' manslaughter charge was upgraded to murder. Charges against Giovanna Rojas will be dropped, authorities also said, after an investigation into when each parent was with the child prior to her sustaining her injuries.

Authorities say the six-week-old girl suffered compression-related trauma suggesting she had been squeezed in the August 2013 incident.

Michael Rojas was released from prison in 2011 after serving nearly two years for having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl.