Rene Edward Barrios, 26, was living with the mother of 18-day-old Jaden Encinas on Oct. 26, 2007, when she left their apartment to run errands. She told police the baby was sleeping on their bed when she left.
When the baby started to cry, Barrios paused his "assault-like" video game, went into the bedroom, shook the newborn and hit him in the head.
"Defendant's goal was to silence Jaden. He wanted the infant to stop crying so he could play his game. The impact was massive and global," Deputy Pima County Attorney Kristen Kelly wrote in court documents.
Barrios left the baby comatose on the bed and spent the next five to 10 minutes finishing his game, Kelly wrote. When Barrios went back into the bedroom, the baby was blue and he called 911.
At the time of Barrios' arrest, Tucson police said the newborn wasn't breathing when firefighters arrived at the apartment. The baby was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The infant had been crying for days, and Barrios became frustrated, his lawyer told the judge. Although he knew he should not shake the baby, he did, his lawyer said. The infant suffered retinal hemorrhages and brain injuries as a result.
Barrios pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will be sentenced to somewhere between 10.5 and 21 years in prison. Members of the Encinas and Barrios families exchanged words as Barrios was taken out of the courtroom crying and in handcuffs.
I hope the bastard continues his crying for days and bugs Bubba.