Florida Man Admits to Killing Crying Son For Interrupting Video Game

April 9, 2012 -

A Florida man has been charged in the shaking death of his three-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying while he was trying to play a game on his Xbox 360. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the death occurred on Thursday. Twenty-year-old Lakeland, Florida resident Jacob David Hartley admitted to authorities that he shook the baby violently in the early morning hours of April 5. The infant’s mother, Amber Newton, claims that she discovered several hours later that her son was "unresponsive and bleeding from his nose and mouth," according to what she told the police.

"The infant was transported to Bartow Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased," according to the sheriff's office statement.

Police say that Hartley admitted to them that he used both hands to shake the boy during a video game session prior to leaving for work. Detectives also learned that the father shook the child approximately one week prior to the latest incident because he would not stop crying.

Hartley has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and aggravated child abuse. The mother has not been charged in the infant’s death as of this writing.

Source: Huffington Post

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Re: Florida Man Admits to Killing Crying Son For ...

Would GP consider setting up a "core" news feed like Kotaku so we can filter the non game and non political crap like this story?

Re: Florida Man Admits to Killing Crying Son For ...

If we did, it wouldn't filter out stories like this.


Andrew Eisen

Re: Florida Man Admits to Killing Crying Son For ...

Pretty fitting that this jerkass looks like he's on meth.

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