Marquez-Luna sentenced to 15 years in prison in son’s death

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MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Francisco Marquez-Luna to 15 years in prison and another ten years of extended supervision Friday, April 27th. This, after Marquez-Luna took a plea deal to avoid going to trial for his son’s death.

Ten-month-old Derek Marquez died from blunt force trauma to the head during an incident on Memorial Day weekend in 2011.

At first, Marquez-Luna told investigators he had tossed the child in the air to stop him from crying — and he hit his head on a coffee table. Later, the story changed.

The criminal complaint against Marquez-Luna said, “what he did was throw a Wii controller at him and hit him in the head.”

Marquez-Luna faced up to 60 years in prison.