The text messages between the frantic mom of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno and the dad charged with fatally tossing the boy to his death from a bridge in Connecticut are now chilling to read.
Released by authorities, they capture how 19-year-old Adrianne Oyola started to realize that this was not just another fight with her ex-, Tony Moreno, 21. There had been plenty of those. She even had a restraining order against him.
Moreno, was about to toss his child from Middletown’s Arrigoni Bridge, into the Connecticut River, as he sent the final texts, cop say.
He did that -- and then followed the boy in, trying to kill himself, court papers allege.
Tony Moreno survived, however, and is police custody. The baby’s body was pulled from the river Tuesday near a bridge in East Haddam.
Here are excerpts; the full transcript appears at the end of this story.
Adrianne: You can’t just decide not to bring him back Tony. It says in the agreement that Tuesday is my day. … Please don’t try and take him from me!!!!
Tony: You tried to take him away from me. You failed. I didn’t. ...Enjoy your life without us now.
Adrianne: Where are you? Tony I’m trying to make this co parent thing work!
Tony: You’re not a parent anymore.
Adrianne: Where are you! Where’s Aaden?
Tony: He’s dead. And soon I will be too
Moreno is charged with murder and capital felony. after he threw his 7-month-old son to his death in the Connecticut River. Aaden Moreno died while Tony, 22, survived.
He in the hospital and bail was set at $2 million.
According to the Associated Press, cops got Moreno to confess after telling him his deserved a proper funeral.
He started to cry, according to police documents the AP saw, and used a basketball analogy to coldly describe tossing little Aaden.
"Tony said that it was more like a free throw distance from the railing," the officer said.
Oyola had fought for a tougher restraining order and full custody.
But Superior Court Judge Barry Pinkus said no, and that he was not convinced there was a "continuous threat" of physical injury.
Oyola told the judge: “He told me how he could me disappear."