Armando Aguirre sentenced to prison in death of fiancee's son

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY -- A Sheboygan County man, accused in the death of his fiancee's son has been sentenced to prison.

32-year-old Armando Aguirre in March pleaded no contest to a felony charge of second degree reckless injury.

On Thursday, April 7th, he was sentenced to serve five years in prison and five years extended supervision.

Aguirre claimed he and his fiancee's son Trey were just playing when something hit the boy's head.

But medical experts said something far worse happened.


Aguirre was watching the child along with his own son in their home in the Town of Mitchell when the tragic incident occurred.

According to a criminal complaint, Aguirre was playing with the boys. First, he picked up his son around this knees and spun him in a circle. He allegedly spun Trey the same way but claimed the boy's head hit the carpet, with the boy's head 'glancing' off of it. The blow caused the child to display signs of seizure.

"He indicated the child throws up, began shaking, his eyes rolled in the back of his head and he lost control of his bodily functions and urinated," said DeCecco.

The complaint says Aguirre blew on the child's face to wake him up, and then put him on the front lawn to get fresh air. He then called the boy's mom, who told him to call 911.

"Child passed away the day after it happened. Once Children's Hospital did some diagnostic tests and an autopsy too, it was clear it was not a glancing blow," said DeCecco.

The toddler had severe brain injuries, bleeding and facial bruising. Authorities compared the injury to something much more.

"The deputy chief medical examiner did inform me that the injuries to Trey's brain were consistent with a child falling from a fourth floor level," said DeCecco.