Posted by Rachel Leigh
LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - In February 2006, police say, a Lake Worth man admitted to killing his baby stepson by shaking him to death. Monday morning a jury will be seated in the trial to determine fate of that man.
That fate could be a lifetime in prison for Pablo Cano Lopez; he's charged with first degree murder for the death of his stepson. He admitted to shaking 4-month-old Elijah to death one morning saying Elijah would not stop crying.
As the little boy laid in the hospital on life support, Cano gave a taped confession to police admitting to shaking little Elijah four to five times. He made a second statement later on.
Last week his lawyers asked a judge to throw out both taped confessions, claiming the investigating detectives tricked his client into confessing and used his lack of sleep to get him to admit to the crime.