Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dad pleads guilty to 1st-degree manslaughter in death of 2-month-old son (New London, Connecticut)

Dad ADAM BROWNE was reportedly "watching" the baby when he killed him for crying.

Father Pleads Guilty In Baby’s Death

October 15, 2014 8:48 PM

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ A 24-year-old father has pleaded guilty to fatally shaking his 2-month-old son last year when the baby wouldn’t stop crying.

The Day of New London reports Adam Browne pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter on Wednesday under the Alford Doctrine. That means he does not agree with all of the state’s allegations but does not want to risk a harsher sentence should he be convicted at trial.

Under the deal with prosecutors, Browne will be sentenced Dec. 11 in New London Superior Court to 14 years in prison followed by five years’ probation. Police said Browne was watching baby Jovanni at home on Oct. 25, 2013, when he shook him.

Browne called police at 2 a.m. and said the child wasn’t breathing. Browne was arrested when Jovanni died the next day at a hospital.