PORTERVILLE – A 33-year-old Porterville man was convicted on Wednesday for the murder of his 3-month-old son.
The baby boy named Jackson was left in the Porterville apartment home on September 23, 2010, in the care of his father, Joseph Ulloa while his mother went to work. The baby woke up, but Ulloa wanted to go back to sleep shook the small baby and threw him on the bed and the couch. After the brutal attack on the infant, Ulloa placed the baby in a bouncing chair, strapped him in, and went back to sleep.
While his father slept, Jackson went into full cardiac arrest. The baby also suffered from severe bilateral retinal hemorrhages, subdural hemorrhages in the brain, a traumatic brain injury, and two posterior fractured ribs as a result of the attack. “After Ulloa awoke, he took the unresponsive baby to a neighbor, who called 911,” Tulare County District Attorney’s officials said. “The baby remained on a ventilator at Valley Children’s Hospital until he passed on October 14, 2010.”
Ulloa was convicted of second-degree murder and assault on a child resulting in death. He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 6, 2019, where he faces 25-years-to-life in prison.
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