PANAMA CITY (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida Panhandle man is going to jail for life.READ MORE: City Of Miami Unveils Interactive Kiosk To Help Visitors Navigate Wynwood
27-year-old Gene Anthony Quinones-Rivera will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his 2-month-old son by stuffing a sock in his mouth to stop him from crying.
The News Herald reports Quinones-Rivera pleaded no contest to the 2015 death on Monday.
A judge in Panama City gave him the maximum sentence for second-degree murder.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How Much Money Will The IRS Send You Each Month?
The investigation began in December when Quinones-Rivera went to police and confessed that he’d caused the death of his son.
In an interview with the newspaper in January, Quinones-Rivera said he smoked marijuana that night and was angry because the child wouldn’t stop crying.
The court recommended that Quinones-Rivera be placed in a prison in South Florida.MORE NEWS: Broward Receives Federal Funding For Its Emergency Rental Assistance Program
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