Man Pleads Guilty in Son’s Death

From 1490NewsBlog
by Anne Holliday

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing his 2-year-old son in 2009.

32-year-old Agustin Morales was charged after his son Auston died on October 17 at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, a day after he was found unresponsive at his home.

Morales was scheduled for a jury trial May 3, but pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday. He will be sentenced June 6.

Morales also pleaded guilty to attempting to make terroristic threats for incidents occurring on June 15 and Aug. 3, 2010, at the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services offices in Jamestown.

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