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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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