SacBee Won`t Describe Suspects In Murder Of Father And Baby
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September 17, 2007, 07:05 AM
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This is a horrifying story of a murder:

A day after a double homicide took the lives of a 7-month old baby and his young father, detectives announced the unthinkable Saturday: the infant had not been accidentally caught in gunfire but was intentionally shot, execution-style, in his car seat.

Seconds after shooting down 21-year-old Sean Paul Aquitania during a suspected home-invasion robbery in southeast Sacramento County Friday afternoon, two suspects fled the house, authorities believe. They stopped just long enough at Aquitania`s Chevrolet Malibu to fire a single bullet into the head of the man`s infant son, Sean Paul Jr., before disappearing.

By Saturday, the suspects had not been located.

If the suspects hadn`t been located, the paper can help the public by printing their description, can`t it?

They`ve offered little description of the two suspects — one of whom reportedly was wearing a black, hooded sweat shirt, the other, a green shirt and a green Oakland A`s hat.News - Baby`s killing shocks, angers By Kim Minugh, Sacramento Bee,September 16, 2007

The same story, from the local TV news station: - Friends of Double Murder Victims Speak Out Authorities said the one of the attackers was reportedly an African American wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, while the second man was described as Hispanic and wearing a green shirt and a green Oakland A`s hat.

Both reporters presumably received the same description from the police. It`s just that the Sacramento Bee wouldn`t print it.

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