Man pleads guilty in child’s death

FRUITLAND, N.M. (KRQE) – A Fruitland man pleaded guilty Monday to killing a 2-year-old through abuse.

Jason Yazzie admitted he became frustrated with the toddler left in his care last August and repeatedly struck him, leaving the boy with severe chest and abdominal injuries.

He also admitted he threw the victim in the air and across the room.

Yazzie faces 20 to 25 years.

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