Man Gets 45 Years in Prison for Killing 3-Month-Old Son

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    Gustavo Torres-Medel

    A West Chicago man was sentenced to a mandatory 45 years in prison for the 2009 murder of his three month-old son.

    Gustavo Torres-Medel grabbed his son under his arms and squeezed and shook the boy to stop him from crying, prosecutors said. He then threw his son into a child carrier, killing him in the process.   

    A investigation by the DuPage County Children's Center, with the assistance of West Chicago Police Department and the Major Crimes Task Force, led to Torres-Medel's arrest and charge the following day.

    "Our children are our most precious asset. We must do whatever we can to protect them from those who do them harm," said DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin.

    Torres-Medel was found guilty of First Degree Murder on June 10, 2011 under DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell.

    Torres-Medel will be required to serve 100 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.