Joshua Allen Robey GUILTY of Trying to Kill His Baby Son by Choking, Punching and Swinging in Noose: Update

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

See the update at the end of this post on the defendant being found guilty.

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ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 15, 10:14 A.M.: It's a week for Ugly Police Mugshot of the Week "winners" having their days in court. Tuesday it was "Fuck the Police" tatted James Christopher Corr being convicted of stealing a pregnant mom's SUV with her 2 1/2-year-old son and dog in the backseat and running over her foot as he drove off. Trial begins today for Joshua Allen Robey, the chap at right who looks less menacing than Corr but is accused of a far uglier crime.

The Costa Mesa 26-year-old is accused of trying to murder his 2-month-old son by swinging him by the neck with a noose-like blanket and repeatedly punching, strangling and shaking the baby--crimes that authorities say was captured on video.

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Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office
Joshua Allen Robey is a swinger, according to authorities.
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The drifter's girlfriend and mother of his child suspected her beau was a cheater. So, she hid a camera in the Anaheim home she lives in with her mother. The secret video does not show infidelity when Robey came over to babysit his boy on Oct. 18, 2011, according to cops and prosecutors, but the dad wrapping a blanket around the infant's neck, picking the baby up by lifting the ends of the blanket like a noose, and swinging the child around for more than a minute.

The video goes on to show Robey punching the then-2-month-old several times in the chest with closed fists, repeatedly slapping the child and grabbing him by the throat with both hands, lifting him in the air, and violently shaking him, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

At one point, as the baby cried, Robey allegedly covered the child's mouth with a hand, grabbed him by the neck with the other and shook him in the air, states the OCDA, adding that the father is accused of attempting to suffocate his pride and joy with both the blanket and his hands.

After seeing the baby-monitor video, Robey's girlfriend told his mother. The girlfriend's mother took the child to a hospital the next day. Hospital staff informed Anaheim Police of the abuse. Cops from that agency arrested Robey at a Santa Ana motel that night.

Robey is charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, torture, and child abuse with a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison. Opening statements were expected to begin today in Fullerton.

UPDATE, AUG. 19, 5:25 P.M.: Joshua Allen Robey was convicted today of attempted murder, torture and child abuse for swinging his 2-month-old son around by the neck with a blanket as well as punching, strangling and shaking the infant.

Robey is scheduled to appear for sentencing on Sept. 27.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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Agnostifarian
Agnostifarian

His ass is gonna be raw once he's locked up.  I am all for prison justice for this piece of shit.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

I'd love to send him to Cairo right about now.


Jason
Jason

Oh, dear god, they need to sodomize this cocksucker until you can fit a watermelon up his ass. What kind of worthless piece of shit beats an infant? You got some hard fucking time coming to you scumbag. Hope you like piss, vomit, and shit in every meal they serve you too, because that's what you're getting. 

Naomi M. Anderson
Naomi M. Anderson

TOTALLY agree April! The editors and writer of this article seem sadistic in taking pleasure of the opportunity to write such horrible acts in a comedic style. That's in poor taste!

Mellie Mel
Mellie Mel

What a fucking pile of shit! I hope he gets beat up big time in jail!

DaniGirl949
DaniGirl949

THIS MAKES ME SICK!!! HANG THIS LOSER!!!! Or roll him in a blanket and set him on fire! He's going to HELL!

Mike MacDuffee
Mike MacDuffee

Max of 15 years? Wtf get this drug addled retard off the streets forever.

ianchin
ianchin

Where do people like this come from?

De Heer Engels
De Heer Engels

F** the trial.......I say we hold a public execution, Guillotine-style, charge admission, and give the proceeds to the child's mother. Make an example out of him.

Jamie Sachse
Jamie Sachse

fuck him i would casterate this piece of fucking shit errrrrrrrrrrrr

Sandy Baumgardner
Sandy Baumgardner

The part that bothers me, besides the obvious, is that the grandmother took the baby to the hospital "the next day". Um, why not *immediately*???

Bill Martin
Bill Martin

some one will kill him if not himself what a low life piece of shit

Greg Chavez
Greg Chavez

I have a feeling he didn't have much of a choice once the mistake of conceiving was made.

Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy

The only thing worse than trying to kill a baby is failing to do so....how the hell do you mess that up?

Lisa Carey-Navarrete
Lisa Carey-Navarrete

Disgusting. Give him life and let him get the shit beat out of him for the rest of his life.

April Williams
April Williams

A horrific story. I don't appreciate the writers use of humor either, was in very bad taste.

dale_c
dale_c

Would pay for 5 minutes alone with this asshole

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