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Bronx man killed baby son in frustration: relative

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 6:33 PM

A Bronx man who investigators say killed his girlfriend’s 2-month-old baby boy has been arrested for the infant’s murder, police said Sunday.

Alexis Feliciano, 51, buried the boy, Mason Whyte, in a wooded area upstate, police sources said. He was arrested on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

He was awaiting arraignment.

Mason was found in the woods in Dutchess County near Kitchen Corner Road and Route 22, according to the police.

Alleged baby killer Jose Feliciano leaves an apartment in the Bronx with a duffel bag on Dec. 10, the same day police say he dumped 2-month-old Mason Whyte in a wooded area in upstate Putnam County. 

Alleged baby killer Jose Feliciano leaves an apartment in the Bronx with a duffel bag on Dec. 10, the same day police say he dumped 2-month-old Mason Whyte in a wooded area in upstate Putnam County. 

They searched the area after the boy’s 31-year-old mother told police Feliciano killed the infant and that the two of them later dumped the body there, sources said.

The gruesome discovery was set in motion Thursday when the unidentified mother told her psychiatrist that her baby had been killed.

The doctor tipped off the cops the following day, prompting the investigators to track down the mother, sources said.

The mother told detectives Feliciano had fatally beaten Mason in the Bronx on Dec. 10 – and that the two of them later drove the remains about 50 miles north, sources said.

NYPD detectives raced upstate late Friday but suspended the search overnight. The boy’s remains were found about noon Saturday after cops resumed the hunt.

An autopsy will determine a cause of death.

A worker at Heidi’s Inn, where the couple stayed several nights, said guests had reported seeing cops combing the grounds Friday night.

“It’s unsettling,” the worker added. “A premeditated act like that and then to carry the baby around? It’s just antithetical to normal human behavior.”

The hotel is on a remote stretch that cuts between the Big Brook and East Branch reservoirs.

“There’s a million acres of woods between New York and here that nobody ever walks on,” the worker said.

The Heidi’s Inn owner declined to comment.

A state police spokesman said the department assisted with the investigation but he referred questions to the NYPD.

“It’s their investigation,” the spokesman said.


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