Man convicted of killing 6-week-old son seeks relief

Carlos Ortiz

GOSHEN — An Elkhart man who pleaded guilty to killing his infant son in 2006 says he was coerced into an admission and questions the real cause of the boy’s death.

Carlos Tacio Ortiz, 34, was sentenced to 63-1/2 years in prison after he entered a guilty plea to murder in August 2009. He was accused of shaking 6-week-old Jaylen Ortiz hard enough to injure him, and the boy later died.

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