Man Guilty Of Infant's Death
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A South Florida man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend's infant son.
A Palm Beach County jury found 22-year-old Carlos Rivera guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. He faces life in prison.
The autopsy photos showed 11-month-old Christiano Belle-Felix had a black eye and burned hand. Medical experts say he died in December 2009 from blunt force trauma he suffered during a time he was left alone with Rivera.
Defense attorneys tried to convince jurors that the boy's mother, Jessica Belle-Chaves, could have been the one responsible for the baby's death. Belle-Chaves testified that she'd lived in virtual captivity for weeks with Rivera, who wouldn't allow her to touch or hold her son in the final days of his life.
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