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Father gets 35 years in baby’s death

January 18, 2019

A Fort Wayne man charged in the death of his 10-week-old son was ordered Wednesday to spend more than three decades behind bars.

Julio Carrillo, 20, had been charged with murder in the boy’s death but pleaded guilty in December to felony charges of neglect and battery. The murder charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull sentenced him Wednesday to 35 years in prison.

Lxzander Carrillo was fussy when his father changed him March 12 after the boy’s mother left the house that morning, according to court documents. Julio Carrillo told investigators he picked his son up, turned to walk out of the room, tripped on a swing and the two fell to the floor.

Doctors said the boy had injuries consistent with abuse including multiple brain bleeds and a skull fracture. Lxzander also had injuries to his rectum and bruising on his buttocks, they said. After the boy was taken to the hospital, Carrillo confessed to spanking the infant, a probable cause affidavit said.

mleblanc@jg.net

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