[UPDATED with Guilty Plea:] Christian Trinidad Gonzalez, Young Father, Accused of Murdering His Baby by Throwing and Shaking Her

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UPDATE, JULY 27, 3:55 P.M.: 25-year-old Christian Trinidad Gonzalez was convicted today of murdering his 2-month-old baby daughter by throwing her onto a couch and shaking her in his Santa Ana apartment.

During the sixth day of his trial, and in the middle of cross-examination of his own testimony, Gonzalez asked to speak with his attorney. The defendant then changed his plea of not guilty to guilty of one count of second-degree murder.

The judge immediately sentenced Gonzalez to 15 years to life in a state prison.

Before he changed his plea, he was looking at the possibility of 25 years to life.

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ORIGINAL POST, JULY 19, 11:53 A.M.: Trial was expected to begin this morning for a 25-year-old father accused of murdering his 2-month-old baby daughter by throwing her onto a couch and shaking her in his Santa Ana apartment.

Christian Trinidad Gonzalez could get 25 years to life in state prison if convicted of the charges pending against him at the Santa Ana courthouse.

According to prosecutors, Gonzalez returned home from work and sat down for dinner with his family on March 17, 2009. After dinner, Gonzalez's wife took their 2-year-old daughter to the apartment complex's laundry room while the father stayed behind to watch their 2-month-old daughter, Iliana Gonzalez.

Apparently frustrated by Iliana's crying, Christian Gonzalez is accused of violently throwing her onto a couch and then shaking Iliana her after realizing she was not breathing.

She was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, where doctors contacted police after finding the baby suffered "abusive head trauma, including significant bleeding inside her head, severe retinal hemorrhages in both eyes, and brain swelling," according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

Iliana, who never regained consciousness, was kept on ventilators for two days before being declared dead two days after the shaking.

Her father was slapped with one felony count of murder and one felony count of assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in death. Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit is trying to make those charges stick today at the Central Justice Center.

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John
John

High I.Q. or low I.Q.?  Hmmm.

Mensa member
Mensa member

It's all relative. He's Mexican, so he must be WAY below average of the whole population. But, he could have an IQ of 50, which would put him WAY above for Mexicans.

avc212
avc212

ughh stop killing the children please!! iam stick of hearing stories like these! >:/

Carlaw26
Carlaw26

Another precious child who never had a chance...like beautiful Caylee.

Kuei
Kuei

This is how Mexicans freak out when they run out of tortillas. And, this is how amercans freak out when they run out of chicken mcnuggets.

Blair Messmore
Blair Messmore

Wow! the big bad daddy couldn't handle his child crying for a short time! i don't care how tired or stressed he was after work. babies cry! he should know this. he has a 2 year old!

Porky
Porky

I bet the mother did all the taking care of.. so she went with the 2 year old down to do laundry and he couldn't handle a baby crying for that short period or time? What a waste of oxygen and tax payers money...

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

WOW the shithead  killed  killed his daughter because she cryed  HELLO dripshit babies cry. I hope you go to prison  but most important  HELL is waiting for you when you die. I hope you neaver see your 2yr again either.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Do the same thing to him....

Chixdigme
Chixdigme

Please. Twice even.....or more...until the job is done.

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