Dad, 23, is imprisoned for life for killing his four-month-old son, just hours after he complained on Facebook that the baby had a & # 39; crybaby & # 39; and he just wanted to sleep
- Ortiz Deion Smothers, Jr., was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his four-month-old son Omar Smothers
- He pleaded guilty on Monday and is eligible for conditional release for a minimum of 30 years
- Authorities sent to a house in Perry, Georgia, after Omar did not respond and had swelling on the side of his head
- Prior to Omar's injuries, Smothers called his son a & # 39; crybaby & # 39; and complained about him on Facebook
- Omar died of a head injury and was picked up the next day of living
Ortiz Deion Smothers, Jr., (photo) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his four-month-old son
A Georgia man is sentenced to life in prison for killing his four-month-old son in 2017, just hours after he complained about the child on Facebook.
Ortiz Deion Smothers, Jr., pleaded guilty on Monday morning to one count by Felony Murder in the Superior Court of Houston County.
The 23-year-old was sentenced immediately after his plea and was sentenced to life imprisonment in the penitentiary with the possibility of conditional release.
Smothers are eligible for conditional release after a minimum of 30 years.
The horrific incident happened on the morning of 12 June 2017 in the city of Perry.
Smothers and his son, Omar Smothers, reportedly stayed in a cousin's house at the time.
Smothers was the only caretaker who started around 7:30 am and started posting his frustrations on Facebook shortly thereafter.
Depicted: the house in Perry, Georgia, where Smothers was staying with his cousin at the time of the incident
& # 39; Omar was the largest crying baby at the moment, and I am tired, & # 39; Smothers wrote The Macon Telegraph.
At 10.33 am he said: & # 39; Jr went to sleep again – think I'm going to refuel. & # 39;
The police report identified & # 39; gas up & # 39; as smoke marijuana.
Shortly thereafter, an adult and other children in the house, & woke up from the baby screaming and the accused come in and advise … to call 911. & # 39;
After his death, Ortiz Smothers Sr. mourned. to the loss of his grandson (photo) in a Facebook message
Omar reportedly did not respond and the side of his head began to swell.
Authorities were sent to the house at 10.50 a.m. and Omar was taken to the pediatric I.C.U of Navicent Health.
Doctors determined that the child contracted several bilateral fractures in his skull and believed that the injuries were not consistent with any form of accidental cause.
They previously believed that the injuries were intentional.
On June 13, Omar was declared brain dead and removed from living.
The sheriff's office in Houston County led a death investigation and discovered that Smothers was the only person with Omar during the injuries.
Smothers Sr. .: & # 39; Today would have been your 1st birthday Omar, your grandfather will never forget you and sorry, we couldn't get a tape like we should have here for a short time & # 39;
Several witnesses said there was nothing wrong with the child earlier that morning before Smothers was left alone with Omar.
The arrest warrant said Smothers was in a bad mood.
The Macon Telegraph reports that witnesses admitted that they saw or heard Smothers, beat the child, and scold the child & # 39 ;.
Ortiz Smothers Sr. wrote a Facebook message two days after Omar's death to grieve the child.
He wrote: & # 39; I pretended that this was a dream, but I stay awake with the same results. Omar Cortez Smothers, you gained your wings way too early. I love you and sorry, we were not allowed to do any grandfather and grandson. REST IN PEACE. & # 39;
Smothers Sr., also remembered the child's first birthday in a post.
& # 39; Today would have been your 1st birthday. Omar, your grandfather will never forget you and sorry we couldn't get a tape like we should have here for a short while, & # 39; he said.
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