NM dad accused of killing infant pleads guilty

Posted at: 05/09/2013 4:32 PM
By: KOB.com Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A dad indicted for shooting his infant daughter in the head after accusing his daughter's mother of seeing another man has pleaded guilty.

Christopher Rains was sentenced Thursday to 36 years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to child abuse resulting in death as part of a plea deal.
Police say Rains, who was 22-years-old at the time, pointed a pistol at the 9-month-old baby's head and pulled the trigger following an argument with then 18-year-old Ashley Trujillo in 2009.
Authorities say Rains then allegedly asked Trujillo whether her seeing another man was worth it.
He was indicted on nine felony counts including first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.
Rains expressed remorse Thursday and said he had no excuse.
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