A Texas man allegedly shook and fatally beat his 1-month-old son, who was found dead in a Texas motel room on Thursday.
Houston police who responded to a Motel 6 found Santana Robinson’s lifeless body. The baby’s mother, Alana Gabriel, said Jamal Robertson, 33, struck and shook their son because he would not stop crying — and he became violent with her when she tried to intervene, according to KTRK.
Gabriel reportedly also told cops that she feared Jamal. She also claimed she woke up to find her son dead, KTRK reported.
The slain baby’s mother went on to allege that Jamal killed the newborn because he was jealous of the attention he was getting.
“Santana did not ask to come into this world. He’s just a little baby,” she told KTRK, “You could have took it out on me, not him.”
Jamal is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and aggravated assault of a family member. He may face additional charges following the completion of his son’s autopsy.
Jamal is due in court on Monday. His bond was set at more than $900,000.
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[Featured image: Jamal Robertson/Houston Police Department; Santana Robertson/KTRK video screengrab]