http://www.koat.com/news/21784597/detail.htmlA father is behind bars after police say he fatally shot his 9-month-old daughter in the head.
Police arrested 22-year-old Christopher Raines late Tuesday night. When asked by a reporter, "Was it worth it?" Raines shook his head no.
"Was it worth it?" is the phrase police said the man used when speaking to his baby's mother after he shot his infant in the head at a northwest Albuquerque home.
Officers said he got into an argument with the baby's mother, with whom he'd had a 2-year relationship. The pair had apparently been text messaging back and forth all day.
Raines told investigators the mother, 18-year-old Ashley Trujillo, had recently told him she no longer wanted a relationship with him. He said he believed she was seeing another man.
"He grabbed his daughter, his 9-month-old daughter, he armed himself with a .45-caliber gun. He put it to the baby's head and he fired a shot into that child's head," said Nadine Hamby, spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department."This individual decided to take his own child's life just to spite the mother of his baby."
Trujillo told police it wasn't the first time Raines had pointed a gun at the infant. Police said there was no record of domestic violence between the couple.
http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/a...-over-the-edgeA man accused of shooting and killing his 9-month-old daughter during a dispute on Tuesday afternoon told police he was "pushed over the edge," officials said Wednesday.
Rains was arrested Tuesday afternoon. During hours of questioning, he told detectives he found out his girlfriend was speaking with another man.
n the heat of the argument, according to police, he grabbed his gun with one hand and the baby in the other.
Then, according to police, Rains said he dropped the child to the floor and asked the mother, "Was it worth it?"
Rains told police he didn't want the other man to be the baby's new father.
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S....shtml?cat=504Eyewitness News 4 has obtained the 911 recording of an Albuquerque father confessing to shooting his nine-month-old baby girl Tuesday.
Caller: “I have to tell you something.”
Operator: “What's going on?”
Caller: “I just killed my daughter.”
Operator: “You what?”
Caller: “I just killed my daughter."
Rains told police he and the baby’s mother were having relationship problems and he was upset she was talking to another man. He told the 911 operator he held the gun to the back of the baby’s head and shot her point-blank.
Rains told the operator he couldn’t stand to see his ex-girlfriend move on.
Caller: “I just shot my baby. I just shot my baby.”
Operator: “Why did you shoot the baby?”
Caller: “Because I didn't want her to move on with another man without me, another man without me, I can't do that. And so I killed my daughter, and it's the biggest regret I've ever felt in my whole life.”
Rains told the 911 operator he wanted to kill himself because he didn’t want to go to prison. He remained at the house and was taken into custody when officers arrived.
Caller: “The police are here.”
Operator: “Okay. Just stay on the line with me, okay.”
Caller: “I'm going to go to prison forever, aren't I?”
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S....shtml?cat=516The man accused of shooting his own nine-month-old baby in the head was himself a victim of an attack during his initial court appearance Wednesday.
Because he is accused of killing his own baby daughter, inmates see Rains as a target. That could explain what happened Wednesday at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
During a 1 p.m. arraignment Rains was attacked by another inmate, Eric Salazar. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
No one was hurt in the incident.
Jail officials say Rains is now on a suicide watch and will be separated form the rest of the jail population while behind bars.
Salazar, who was charged Tuesday after being caught with a shank inside the jail, now faces a new charge of assault.
Video at link but I am unable to watch it for some reason.