Police: South Fla. man killed 2-year-old son

Published: Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.

MIAMI — A father of nine faces second-degree murder charges after throwing his 2-year-old son against a wall.

Television station NBC 6 South Florida (http://bit.ly/12Wdnzh) reports that police have arrested Angel Luis Villegas in the death of the child.

Authorities say Villegas was frustrated with his son, who had been battling a cold and vomiting after every meal. On Tuesday, when the child threw up at dinner, police say Villegas threw his son on a bed in a rage, causing the 2-year-old to hit his head against a wall.

The following day, the 29-year-old father found his son unresponsive, lying still on the bed, police said. The child was taken to a Miami hospital, where he was declared brain dead.

Villegas is being held on $110,000 bond for child abuse and attempted murder charges.

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