This is the kind of story that makes us lose faith in our fellow man. It’s bad enough this guy thought a videogame was something worth attacking a person over, but the fact that they were an infant is downright deplorable. Rene Edward Barrios pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Thursday after killing 18-day old Jaden Encinas for interrupting his videogame session by crying.
The child’s mother left him in the care of Barrios while she stepped out to run some errands. Barrios was playing an unspecified game (as if it matters) when the baby started crying. According to the Associated Press, Barrios paused his game, went into the child’s room and shook him before striking him in the head. He then returned to play his game for ten minutes before returning to the room to find the baby had turned blue. The baby was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Barrios faces between 10 to 21 years in prison when he is sentenced on September 30.