OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) -- An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to three felony charges on Wednesday in connection to the death of his infant son.
Victor Minjarez was tight-lipped as he was escorted back to the Oklahoma County Jail.
He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, desecration of a corpse, and second-degree burglary.
"It was just a very horrific fact pattern. It makes you angry, but you want to try to set the emotion aside and try to do the right thing," said Assistant District Attorney Gayland Gieger.
Minjarez was arrested in March 2018 for the death of his 7-month-old son, Jody. The baby was found inside a trashcan outside of an Oklahoma City home after an Amber Alert was issued by the Norman Police Department.
Jody’s mother testified in court at a preliminary hearing and said the last time she saw Jody was February 19, 2018. Minjarez was watching Jody at a home in Norman while she was at work. When she came home, she told the court he was “explosive” and angry before he violently beat her and took off with Jody.
During an interview with police, Minjarez told investigators that Jody had been dead for a week. Minjarez claimed he placed a heater near the baby while he was asleep to keep him warm. He said he later woke up to the baby with blisters around his face but did not call 911 because he was already wanted.