Man convicted in infant’s death

A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office.

The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive hemorrhaging of the brain and other closed head injuries, the release said.

During the four-day trial, an expert for the prosecution testified that the baby died from injuries consistent with “Shaken Baby Syndrome.”

Jaramillo, 44, faces a mandatory sentence of 18 years in prison for his conviction on a charge of child abuse resulting in death, the release said.

The mother left the baby with Jaramillo at a Clovis hotel for approximately 15 minutes, the release said. When she returned, the baby was unresponsive and convulsing.

Jaramillo taken into custody Dec. 21, 2004, after a two-hour standoff with the Clovis police.
The court ordered sentencing take place within the next 30 days.