Man Gets 27 Years for Killing Crying Baby Who Interrupted His Game

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing his infant son because he bothered him during his video game.

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Keith Johnston pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his 1-month-old son.

Assistant District Attorney Mike Randles says Johnston gave a written statement saying he became irritated when the infant was crying in his bassinet, interfering with his playing of video games, The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports.

The prosecutor says Johnston said he squeezed the boy hard and shook him.