Walton County father sentenced for murder of six-month-old son

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: October 5, 2016 8:00 a.m.

A man from Walton County will spend 30 years in prison for the murder of his six-month-old son.

A judge sentenced Alonso Castillo on Wednesday, nearly a year after he killed his son, Draven Castillo, on October 21, 2015.

Alonso Castillo pleaded guilty to second degree murder in August. According to the State Attorney's Office, Draven became fussy and Alonso decided to wrestle with his son. The report says, "In a move from his favorite wrestler, the Undertaker, the Defendant lifted Draven into the air and slammed him on to the ground."

Draven received a traumatic brain injury and a fractured skull. He died two days later.


UPDATE: February 4, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

State Attorney Bill Eddins said a Walton County Grand Jury indicted Alonso Castillo Thursday on First Degree Felony Murder charges in the death of his 6-month-old son, Draven Castillo.


UPDATE: October 28, 2015 10:10 a.m.

DeFuniak Springs Police are charging Alonso Castillo with murder. This comes after an autopsy was done on his 6-month-old son who died Friday. The results of the autopsy say the infant died from blunt force trauma to the back of the head.

Castillo is being held in the Walton County Jail without bond.

UPDATE: (October 26, 2015 6:00 p.m.)

According to the Defuniak Springs Police Department, the six-month-old infant died Friday afternoon from its injuries.

An autopsy was performed Monday morning.

Additional charges are pending for the baby's biological father, 25-year-old Alonso Castillo.


ORIGINAL STORY: October 22, 2015 10:50 p.m.

The DeFuniak Springs police, fire department and fire rescue were called to Quail Run Apartments Wednesday night for an unresponsive six month old infant.

They say the father, 25 year old Alonso Castillo, called 911 when he found the baby. The baby was revived and flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

Officers say an investigation showed the infant had multiple bruises, a fractured arm, and a cut tongue.

Officers questioned Castillo again Thursday and they say he confessed to slamming the baby on the ground because it would not stop crying. He's facing aggravated battery and aggravated child abuse charges.