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A New Father's 8-Week-Old Daughter Wouldn't Stop Crying. She Died After He Says He Became 'Too Aggressive.'

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Source: Taylor County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Ryamond Medina.

Jul. 7 2024, Published 4:02 p.m. ET

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A Texas man recently pleaded guilty to killing his newborn infant daughter just days before Father's Day.

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Two years ago, the Abilene Police Department announced that Raymond Medina, then 29, was charged in connection to the death of his daughter, just days after he was arrested on an unrelated family violence charge.


Medina was originally arrested June 14, 2022, on the family violence charge. The same day, police said they received a call indicating the 8-week-old baby's death was considered suspicious. Officers responded to Hendrick Medical Center, where the infant's mother had brought her for treatement.

Police determined that the child was killed via severe child abuse, and on June 17, 2022, a murder warrant was issued for Medina.

According to court documents obtained by KTAB, Medina told officers he became "too aggressive" with his daughter because she was crying. The documents show he then admitted that he put the newborn baby facedown on a couch and placed a pillow over her multiple times in order to "muffle her screams" while he spanked her.

The documents also state Medina admitted to grabbing the infant's head and squeezing her. KTAB reported an autopsy showed the child suffered “skull fractures caused by blunt force trauma, a large contusion on the head caused by multiple blunt force impacts, and broken ribs that were not consistent with CPR.”

Medina was sentenced to 30 years in prison.


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