17-year-old who abused baby will spend a year in juvenile jail

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe teen who violently shook his five-week old baby will spend a year in juvenile jail.

javier chavez_mug
Javier Chavez

Javier Chavez was 17 when he was arrested last year.

He told police he took the baby’s teen mother to school and was overwhelmed with his son’s crying.

The baby was later hospitalized after a family member noticed he was purple and gasping for air.

A CT scan showed the infant had signs of shaken baby syndrome.

Chavez was charged as an adult, but under a plea agreement he will spend a year at Youth Diagnostic Development Center in Albuquerque.

The baby is said to be doing fine.

KRQE.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s