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.
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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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