CHICAGO

Rigoberto Rodriguez, Angela Petrov Murder Charges: Death Of Couple's Suffocated Baby Ruled A Homicide

Two parents of a Chicago infant are facing murder charges after the father allegedly suffocated the crying child as the mother watched, leaving her brain dead before she eventually passed away.

Examining doctors also noticed older skull fractures on the baby, authorities said. The baby's 6-year-old brother — the only sibling in the home that is not Rodriguez's biological child — told authorities he witnessed the alleged suffocation that lead to Angelina's death and his mother's inaction, the Tribune reports.

According to court records, the boy also saw Rodriguez place his hand over Angelina's mouth several times in the past to quiet her from crying. Rodriguez has a prior criminal history, according to the Tribune.

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