Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crystian Rivera, 13, 'killed baby sister by shaking her... because her crying distracted him from his video game' - 23rd Aug 2011

A 13-year-old boy has been accused of killing his sister because her crying interrupted a video game he was playing.

Crystian Rivera is alleged to have shaken his nine-month-old sister so hard she suffered a serious brain injury and fractured skull.

The Oklahoma teen allegedly told police he was angry because the baby's cries distracted him from his game and caused his character to die.

She had started crying after falling over in their family apartment, the affidavit said. After violently shaking the infant, named Linda Walleska Beletzuy, he told police he put her back in her cot so he could continue to play on his console.

An arrest report revealed that Rivera said his sister continued to cry and eventually fell asleep.

His parents discovered the seriously injured child when they returned home from work and rushed the baby to hospital.

Rivera was initially arrested on a child abuse charge, but this was upgraded to murder after the infant died on August 19th. Read More