Man throws baby son over bridge

Man throws baby son over bridge
Published: 2015 July 11 13:15:22 (9189 Views)
A suicidal father who reportedly threw his baby son off a bridge and tried to leap to his own death texted the child's mother moments before saying: "Enjoy your new life without us."

Tony Moreno, 21, survived the 90ft plunge into the Connecticut River in front of police, but the body of seven-month-old Aaden Moreno was found a mile downstream two days later.

Court documents reveal the chilling final message exchange between Moreno and the boy's panicked mother Adrianne Oyola, 19.

The harrowing episode came at the culmination of a bitter custody battle between the pair, which involved a restraining order against the father being lifted days earlier, according to the New York Daily News.

On the night of July 5, Ms Oyola texted Moreno to ask him when he would be bringing the child back after a stay with his father.

But at 11.45pm, he sent her a message telling her to "enjoy your new life without us".

When the horrified mum replied to ask about the boy's whereabouts, he coldly replied "he's dead," followed by another message that said "and soon I will be too."



Moreno took the child to the Arrigoni Bridge, in Connecticut, before throwing him over the edge and jumping himself.

Before throwing himself into the river, Moreno reportedly called his mother asking her to come and collect a phone that contained pictures of his son and to "just tell everyone I'm sorry."

Denise Moreno told police she could hear her grandson crying during the horrifying call.

She raced to the Arrigoni Bridge with another son, Aaron, and dialled 911.

Police arrived in time to watch as the young father leapt off the edge and into the river - a fall, authorities said, that has killed others who have jumped in the past.

He was picked up unconscious below before being taken to Hartford Hospital where he woke up with a badly bruised and battered face.

Detectives charged Moreno with murder, murder with special circumstances - a charge in the US involving cases where the victim is under 16 - and criminal violation of a restraining order for making contact with Oyola and Aaden on June 25.




Source - NYDN

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