Father allegedly killed infant son who wouldn't stop crying

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – A man is under arrest for allegedly killing his baby who would not stop crying.

Francisco Hernandez, 20, is accused of shaking his baby boy, Francisco Javier Hernandez Jr., because he would not stop crying.

The suspect was reportedly alone with the 3-month-old child Monday in their home near 17th Avenue and Broadway Road when he told police he cracked under pressure.

“The father did indicate that he was frustrated with the child because the child wouldn’t stop crying," said Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos. "He then shook the child. A short time later the child was unresponsive and the father called for police.”

Hernandez faces charges including child abuse and first-degree murder.

The infant’s mother was not home at the time of the incident.