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Parents smother crying baby so they could have sex

By Mason White 8:48 AM April 19, 2013
Rodrigo Rodriguez and Angela Petrov 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested and charged with assault related charges after their baby died from asphyxia.

The couple is accused of smothering their baby who was crying while they were trying to have sex.

Rodrigo Rodriguez, 29, is accused of covering his baby’s mouth, three times, as the mother, Angela Petrov, 21, allegedly watched.
The couple from Chicago, Illinois is accused of choking their youngest child unconscious before placing her back into her crib so they could have sex, police said.

Rodriguez is accused of smothering his 5-month-old baby girl, named Angelina, with his hand on Thursday night, as the mother, 21-year-old Angela Petrov, watched and did nothing to help her baby.

The two were allegedly drinking before they went to the room and had sex before falling asleep. In the morning, the couple realized that their baby was unresponsive, so Petrov called police.

The baby was rushed to the hospital, where she later died. The parents were arrested after doctors found injuries on the baby which was consistent with ongoing abuse.

“How can a father kill his own child? This is an unthinkable tragedy. Ironically, one moment of pleasure will leave the couple with a lifetime of pain. Hopefully, their other children are in good hands now,” Maria Jones, 33, from Arlington Heights, Chicago told after learnig about the baby’s death.

The parents were charged with aggravated battery to a child. The couple’s older children are being cared for by family members, Department of Children and Family Services spokesman David Clarkin said.

Clarkin also revealed that the couple were already being investigated for other allegations of abuse involving another child.

The couple is being held on $5 million bail.

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