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Father kills his 1-year-old son during visitation to spite his estranged wife

By Mason White 11:55 AM January 4, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man killed his baby and then tried to commit suicide after his wife left him.

Adrian Navarrete-Gonzalez, 29, of California, who recently split from the mother of his child, called the Ventura Police on Friday morning, to report that he murdered his son, authorities said.

The child was stabbed in the torso, and was pronounced dead at the scene. When police arrived they found the
28-year-old father bleeding from stab wounds.

The officers discovered the body of little Jacob Navarrete, on a bed nearby, authorities said.

According to reports, Navarrete-Gonzalez was sharing custody of the child with his estranged wife. He took the 1-year-old boy for visitation on Thursday

The single father recently moved into a house shared by three or four families. Between 8 and 10 people live at the residence where the murder took place, officials said.

Navarrete-Gonzalez called police shortly before 2:00 a.m., to report the stabbing. The father suffered two stab wounds to the chest.

Surgeons operated on Navarrete-Gonzalez, and he is expected to survive, authorities said.

Navarrete-Gonzalez is under police surveillance in the hospital, and they plan to arrest him once he is healthy enough to leave, authorities said.