HARTFORD, Conn. — Police say a Connecticut man admitted fatally throwing his infant son from a bridge then jumping into the river below.
Tony Moreno was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno. The boy's body was pulled from the Connecticut River on Tuesday night.
Moreno was arraigned at Hartford Hospital, where he's been treated since firefighters rescued him Sunday night. His bail was set at $2 million.
Court papers say Moreno nodded yes when asked if he dropped the baby from the bridge.
The public defender representing the 21-year-old Moreno did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The body of Aaden Moreno was found Tuesday night near a bridge in East Haddam, south of the bridge where investigators say his father jumped in.
According to WTIC, court documents also reveal text messages between suspect Tony Moreno and the mother of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno, sent just minutes before the incident.
The text conversation was as follows:
11:18 T to A: I really need to talk to you
11:21 A to T: I was trying to talk to my friend. She just broke up with her boyfriend and wanted to talk to me Sorry I’m trying to be a good friend
11:21 T to A: Well I’m sorry there was a problem regarding our son
11:22 A to T: What’s going on.
11:23 A to T: ?!
11:23 A to T: Why didn’t you say that instead of saying I need to talk to you.
11:23 T to A: Clearly nothing that matters to you. And why would I say I NEED to talk to you if it wasn’t important
11:24 A to T: What was the matter?
11:26 T to A: Don’t worry, you’ll see later. Just remember I tried contact you first
11:26 A to T: Just tell me!
11:27 A to T: Are you in the hospital?
11:29 T to A: No, and again it doesn’t matter now. Just remember you wanted to play games and lie and be childish when I tried to reach out
11:30 A to T: Okay Tony. Good night I’ll talk to you tomorrow or Tuesday
11:30 T to A: No you won’t
11:30 A to T: What do you mean no?!
11:32 T to A: You won’t talk to me tomorrow or any other day
11:33 A to T: Tuesday is my day. So yes I’ll text you in the morning to see when you’ll be dropping off Aaden
11:33 T to A: I won’t be
11:33: A to T: Tuesday is my day
11:34 T to A: There is no more days Adrienne
11:34 A to T: Wtf you mean?!
11:35 T to A: Enjoy your new life without us
11:35 A to T: You can’t just decide not to bring him back Tony
11:37 A to T: It says in the agreement that Tuesday is my day
11:38 A to T: You can’t just not bring him!
11:39 A to T: Tony!!!!
11:41 A to T: Seriously. Don’t play around like that. Please don’t try and take him from me!!!!
11:41 T to A: You tried to take him away from me. You failed. I didn’t
11:42 T to A: Enjoy your life without us now
11:42 A to T: Where are you?!
11:43 A to T: Tony I’m trying to make this co parent thing work!
11:44 T to A: Your not a parent anymore
11:44 A to T: I’m trying to get along with you for Aaden and your guns do this?!
11:44 A to T: You can’t just up and leave with Aaden
11:45 A to T: Where are you!
11:45 A to T: Where’s Aaden?
11:45 T to A: He’s dead
11:45 T to A: And soon I will be too
11:45 A to T: Don’t day that!!!!
11:46 A to T: Your playing right now! Please tell me your kidding!!!!!!!!
11:48 A to T: Your ****** kidding me!!!!!!
11:49 A to T: Don’t ******* talk like that
11:49 A to T: You couldn’t kill your own son!
11:50 A to T: Tony
11:52 A to T: Please don’t hurt Aaden
11:53 A to T: Please!!!!!!!!