Teen who stole car, and killed baby, pleads guilty
A local man is now facing hard time, after pleading guilty on murder charges stemming from a fatal car accident.
Eighteen-year old Ediberto Salcedo was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and murder. This after he stole a car from a local dealership back on May 16th of 2008.
He led Laredo police on a car chase, which ended when he crashed into a van. Inside the van was four-month-old Samuel Hernandez.
The baby boy later died from blunt force injuries to his head... After being ejected from a car seat and thrown out of the vehicle.
Rick Lopez represented the district attorney's office in this case:
"The infant was not belted in and that’s something we see in our community a lot of times we see kids not belted in or not strapped in and out of maybe a mother's love for her child she may want him close and it was a totally unexpected event to this family but none the less dealt to with the tragedy."
A four-year-old child, who was traveling inside the van, only suffered minor injuries.
The parents of the baby have been left with only three pictures of their baby who was killed in that accident.