Man who allegedly killed girlfriend’s baby expected in court

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man who allegedly killed his girlfriend’s young son last year is expected in court Monday.

Albuquerque police say 14-month-old Jayden was killed by Jorge Ortega.

Investigators say the 29-year-old was dating the baby’s mother and called her home to their apartment saying Jayden was unresponsive.

Police say the boy had bruises on his stomach and head, while Ortega was drunk, and had blood on his chest.

Ortega’s been charged with child abuse resulting in Jayden’s death.

He’s due in court for a pre-trial conference, with a jury trial set for next month. 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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