A father of nine faces second-degree murder charges for throwing his youngest against a wall and rendering him brain dead, officials said.
Angel Luis Villegas, 29, was frustrated with his two-year-old son who had been battling a cold for several days and vomiting after every meal, according to Miami-Dade Police.
On Tuesday, the family ate dinner which resulted in the child vomiting again, officials said. Villegas became irate and forcefully threw his son on a bed, causing the child to hit his head against a wall, police said.
Villegas did not discover his son unresponsive until the following day when he found him still on the bed, authorities said.
The child was taken to the hospital where he was declared brain dead, according to police.
Jail records show Villegas is being held on $110,000 bond for child abuse and attempted murder charges as he awaits trial.
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