SMH: Man Arrested for Killing Infant After Catching Girlfriend Texting Her Ex
There is no excuse for this.
He deserves whatever he is going to get.
Police say a 19-year-old Flint man admitted to kicking a 5-month-old boy in a fit of rage, causing injuries that led to the boy's death.
Rico Riggs became enraged when he found out the boy's mother, 23-year-old Temara Reed of Mt. Morris Township, was sending text messages to ex-boyfriends, according to authorities.
The boy was identified Thursday as Jordan Algee Jr.Riggs is the "significant other" to Reed, but not her boyfriend. Police say both of them lied to investigators on multiple occasions during interviews seeking information about Algee's injuries.
The Genesee County Prosecutor's Office filed the following charges Thursday against Riggs and Reed:
Riggs-- Felony murder.-- First-degree child abuse.-- First-degree child abuse committed in the presence of another child.-- Tampering with evidence.-- Intimidating witnesses.Reed-- Tampering with evidence.-- Lying to a police officer conducting a violent crime investigation.-- Being an accessory after the fact to a felony.-- Third-degree child abuse.
Riggs faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted of the most serious charges. -(ABC12)