January 21, 2010
Joseph Trujillo - Charged With Murder After Leaving Baby At Home For Hours To Go Drinking At Bar. Baby Dies
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Denver, CO (The Weekly Vice) - Joseph Trujillo, a 23-year-old Colorado man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly left his five-month-old baby alone at home for hours while he went drinking at a local bar. The child reportedly died that night.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Trujillo reportedly left his son alone before embarking on a night of drinking. He was reportedly gone for up to seven hours.
Investigators say Trujillo's mother, who shares an apartment with him, came home before Trujillo and went to bed. She was then awaken around midnight to find Trujillo holding the child and crying.
Police and medical personnel who responded to the residence declared the child dead at the scene. Police have not released details of the child's death and are conducting an autopsy to confirm the child's cause of death.
The child's grandmother, who is said to be devastated by the child's death is not considered a suspect in the case. The child's mother, who is in the Army, is in the United States but does not live with Trujillo.
Trujillo was booked into jail on a charge of first-degree murder. Bail has not yet been set in the case.
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