SA man sentenced in infant daughter's death

District attorneys: Rafael Trevino confessed to shaking daughter


SAN ANTONIO – A 26-year-old man found guilty of murder in the death of his 7-week-old daughter was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to 27 years in prison, district attorneys said.

On Nov. 4, 2010, Liliana Trevino -- who was then 7 weeks old -- was found "lifeless and cold" in her crib by her mother, authorities said.

District attorneys said when paramedics arrived at the home near 1604 and Potranco Road, they pronounced the infant dead.

The Medical Examiner later said the infant had five separate impacts to Liliana's brain and ruled her death a homicide.

At the time of her death Rafael Trevino, 26, was the only adult present in the room where Liliana slept, according to police.

When questioned by detectives, Trevino claimed he had accidentally dropped his daughter. However, he later confessed to shaking his daughter to, "calm her (expletive) down," according to district attorneys.

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