Man accused of throwing infant off bridge rejects plea deal

Tony Moreno


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A 22-year-old Connecticut man accused of throwing his 7-month-old son off the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown last summer has rejected a plea deal with prosecutors.

Attorney Norm Pattis tells the Hartford Courant that Tony Moreno rejected the prosecution’s deal Tuesday because the prison sentence offered was too long. Pattis declined to provide details of the plea offer.

Related: Man accused of throwing infant off bridge pleads not guilty

Moreno has pleaded not guilty to murder charges stemming from the July 2015 death of his son Aaden, whose body was found two days later by a canoeist in the Connecticut River.

A police affidavit says Moreno called his mother and asked her to bring a phone with pictures of the baby and a stroller to the bridge. Moreno jumped into the river after his mother arrived with police officers.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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