Choose Your City
Change City

Chilling text in tot bridge slay: 'Enjoy your life without us ...he's dead now'

Cops charge Tony Moreno, 21, in fatal toss of son Aaden into Connecticut River

The text messages between the frantic mom of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno andthe 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."

Here is a full transcript of the texts between Adrianne Oyola (AO) and the baby’s dad Tony Moreno (TM). They appear as they were sent, except for the editing out of expletives:

11:18 TM to AO: I really need to talk to you
11:21 AO to TM: 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 TM to AO: Well I’m sorry there was a problem regarding our son
11:22 AO to TM: What’s going on.
11:23 AO to TM: ?!
11:23 AO to TM: Why didn’t you say that instead of saying I need to talk to you.
11:23 TM to AO: Clearly nothing that matters to you. And why would I say I NEED to talk to you if it wasn’t important
11:24 AO to TM: What was the matter?
11:26 TM to AO: Don’t worry, you’ll see later. Just remember I tried contact you first
11:26 AO to TM: Just tell me!
11:27 AO to TM: Are you in the hospital?
11:29 TM to AO: 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 AO to TM: Okay Tony. Good night I’ll talk to you tomorrow or Tuesday
11:30 TM to AO: No you won’t
11:30 AO to TM: What do you mean no?!
11:32 TM to AO: You won’t talk to me tomorrow or any other day
11:33 AO to TM: Tuesday is my day. So yes I’ll text you in the morning to see when you’ll be dropping off Aaden
11:33 TM to AO: I won’t be
11:33: AO to TM: Tuesday is my day
11:34 TM to AO: There is no more days Adrienne
11:34 AO to TM: Wtf you mean?!
11:35 TM to AO: Enjoy your new life without us
11:35 AO to TM: You can’t just decide not to bring him back Tony
11:37 AO to TM: It says in the agreement that Tuesday is my day
11:38 AO to TM: You can’t just not bring him!
11:39 AO to TM: Tony!!!!
11:41 AO to TM: Seriously. Don’t play around like that. Please don’t try and take him from me!!!!
11:41 TM to AO: You tried to take him away from me. You failed. I didn’t
11:42 TM to AO: Enjoy your life without us now
11:42 AO to TM: Where are you?!
11:43 AO to TM: Tony I’m trying to make this co parent thing work!
11:44 TM to AO: Your not a parent anymore
11:44 AO to TM: I’m trying to get along with you for Aaden and your guns do this?!
11:44 AO to TM: You can’t just up and leave with Aaden
11:45 AO to TM: Where are you!
11:45 AO to TM: Where’s Aaden?
11:45 TM to AO: He’s dead
11:45 TM to AO: And soon I will be too
11:45 AO to TM: Don’t day that!!!!
11:46 AO to TM: Your playing right now! Please tell me your kidding!!!!!!!!
11:48 AO to TM: Your (expletive) kidding me!!!!!!
11:49 AO to TM: Don’t (expletive) talk like that
11:49 AO to TM: You couldn’t kill your own son!
11:50 AO to TM: Tony
11:52 AO to TM: Please don’t hurt Aaden
11:53 AO to TM: Please!!!!!!!!

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
LikeMetro New York,Metro BostonorMetro Phillyon Facebook and join the conversation.

You Might Also Like