Prince George’s Co. Father Pleads Guilty to Punching Baby to Death

A Prince George’s County father pleaded guilty Tuesday to punching his 2-month-old son to death, storing his body in a hearse for more than a day before burying him in a shallow grave.

32-year-old Antoine Petty plead guilty to 1st degree child abuse resulting in death and faces 40 years in prison. He will be sentenced October 19.

Petty and his wife 24-year-old Geneice Petty of Greenbelt were arrested in October for the murder of their son.

During interviews, Antoine Petty told police e became frustrated with his son and started punching him, resulting in the child’s death.

Both suspects admitted to then burying the body in an effort to conceal the crime.

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Antoine Petty

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Geneice Petty

The suspects led officers to the shallow grave behind Parkdale High School in the Riverdale area.

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