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Jury finds Hartford man guilty of manslaughter in death of infant daughter

Edwin Babilonia, 28, was found guilty of manslaughter in the second degree and risk of injury to a minor in the death of his daughter.
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HARTFORD, Conn. — A jury found a Hartford guilty of manslaughter in the second degree and risk of injury to a minor in the death of his seven-week-old daughter on Thursday. 

According to a trial testimony, during the early morning of May 24, 2018, the accused, Edwin Babilonia, 28, and Ashley Perez-Rivera took turns trying to console Emily Babilonia, their seven-week-old daughter. It was said she was crying incessantly. Edwin Babilonia allegedly took the baby into the bathroom where he recklessly shook the baby causing a massive brain bleed and spinal cord injury. 

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The parents took Emily to the hospital. Her injuries were evaluated by physicians and the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect team at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, according to trial testimony. 

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Emily passed away from her injuries on May 28, 2018. Edwin Babilonia and Perez-Rivera were both interviewed and arrested for their involvement in the death of their daughter, according to trial testimony. 

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Perez-Rivera pleaded guilty to Superior Court to Risk of Injury and Criminally Negligent Homicide for her role in the death of her daughter. 


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