Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., currently announced the sentencing of Isaac Duran Infante, 24, to 25 years-to-life in state jail for slaying his ex-girlfriend Felicia Barahona and their four-year-old son Miguel Barahona to death in her West Harlem apartment. On Dec 5, 2017, the suspect pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to all depends in the complaint against him: two depends of Murder in the First Degree and two depends of Murder in the Second Degree.
“As families opposite New York acquire the attainment of the holiday season, one family continues to weep the detriment of a mom and child at the hands of Isaac Duran Infante,” pronounced District Attorney Vance. “This suspect committed not one but two improbable acts of murder against the mom of his child and his defenseless four-year-old son, and he did so in one of the many aroused and personal ways imaginable. That he fled opposite state lines and distinguished the Christmas holiday while his victims lay passed only serves to intensify the horror of this excessive crime.”
“I would like to appreciate the dedicated prosecutors in my Office’s Child Abuse Unit for quickly bringing this suspect to justice. And we wish that this life judgment provides some magnitude of comfort to this victims’ desired ones as they continue to continue to extensive tragedy.”
As certified in the defendant’s guilty plea, at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Dec 22nd, 2016, Infante and Felicia Barahona were intent in a written brawl at her unit on West 153rd Street when the suspect wrapped an electrical cord around her neck, then squeezed the cord so firmly that she choked to death. After witnessing his father vigourously suppress his mother, four-year-old Miguel Barahona was great in the lavatory when the suspect took a mechanism cable, tied it around his son’s neck, and suffocated the boy. The suspect then laid his son’s physique face-down in the bathtub under several inches of water before changing into Ms. Barahona’s wardrobe and exiting the unit building.
The suspect fled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he distinguished the Christmas holiday with family and where, as he after admitted, he rejected the victim’s clothing. He remained in Pennsylvania until the victims’ bodies were detected days after in Ms. Barahona’s apartment. Upon seeing news coverage of the incident, Infante returned to New York City and went to the NYPD’s 30th Precinct, posing as a lamentation father. After being questioned by detectives, he was arrested on Dec 27th.