An illegal immigrant living in Tennessee allegedly beat a baby to death after discovering he wasn’t the child’s father. He had been deported five times.
Police charged the 33-year-old Honduran national, Jose Avila-Agurcia, with murdering the four-month-old baby boy and put him in a county jail, according to a Fox affiliate.
Paramedics found the baby unresponsive after his mother called 911 on April 12, and took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The mother and Avila-Agurcia, her boyfriend, told police at the time they did not know what caused his death, but she later told police he had confessed to beating the child to death when he found out he was not the father.
The Washington Post buried the fact that the man is an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported five times in their report on the baby’s death, opting to go with the headline, “Police: Man killed baby after learning he wasn’t the dad.”
A spokesman for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement told WaPo the agency has filed an immigration detainer.