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Fort Worth man sentenced to life in prison in death of infant son

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A Fort Worth man will spend the rest of his life in prison after fatally injuring his infant son, according to officials with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.

Armando A. Hernandez pleaded guilty Tuesday to causing serious bodily injury to a child following the death of his 16-day-old son, Giovanni, in July 2012.

The jury deliberated for less than an hour Wednesday before sentencing him.

Prosecutors presented evidence that showed that on the day his son died, Hernandez was babysitting him, along with two other young children, while Hernandez's girlfriend was grocery shopping. About 20 minutes after she left, Hernandez called family members to tell them Giovanni wasn't breathing.

Hernandez then called 911, and emergency officials rushed the baby to Cook Children's Medical Center, where he died.

It was determined that the baby's cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, and it was declared a homicide.

Tuesday marked the second time that Hernandez pleaded guilty to harming a child.

In 2008, he pleaded guilty to injuring a former girlfriend's 14-month-old son, who suffered multiple fractures.

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