A Queens man faces manslaughter charges for shaking his infant son to death so violently that the child suffered brain hemmorhaging, authorities said Friday.
The baby boy only life for seven weeks, but had several ribs in various stages of healing from fractures as well as the head trauma, the Queens DA’s office said.
Luis Sanchez’s infant son was found unresponsive in his Woodhaven home on Aug. 16, said officials. The child’s lips were blue, and he was not breathing.
Sanchez told first responders his son had been fine until a series of accidents took place that day, the Queens DA says.
Sanchez claimed the tot accidentally fell from his arms while he attempted to wrangle his older son, a 14-month-old.
Then, Sanchez said, he gave the baby boy a bath. He said he briefly left the bathroom to to check on the 14-month-old — and when he returned, the 7-month-old was unconscious.
The baby — whose name was not given — held on for three days before he was declared dead at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens.
Investigators say the child could not have been injured in the manner Sanchez claimed.
Sanchez was arraigned Thursday night in Queens Criminal Court and had bail set at $150,000. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.