Isaac Duran Infante, 23, admitted he strangled his ex-girlfriend and former DeWitt Clinton HS science teacher, Felicia Barahona, with an electrical cord while their son, Miguel, watched in horror in their Harlem apartment on Dec. 22, 2016.
Prosecutor Nicole Blumberg told the court, “[Infante] confessed on video that he intentionally killed [Barahona] by strangling her with a cord and then confessed to killing Miguel by strangling him with a different cord.
“While gasping for air and fighting for life [Barahona] screamed out to the child to call 911.
The prosecutor then detailed the defendant’s deception: “The defendant’s next choice was to murder his little boy and leave [him] lying face down in a bathtub filled with water.
“After the horrific crimes, the defendant attempted to cover up these murders. [Infante] staged a murder suicide and went to the precinct posing as a grieving father,” Blumberg said.
With nowhere to go, a stone-faced defendant admitted to the court, “I strangled them.”
Isaac Duran Infante, strangled his 4-year-old son because the walked in on him murdering Felicia Barahona, his former teacher who became his lover
Felicia Barahona was a 32-year-old science teacher at Dewitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in 2012 when she was impregnated by the 18-year-old Infante who she discouraged him from using condoms
Isaac Duran Infante appears in Manhattan Criminal Court. He admitted to strangling Baharona and their son, both found dead, in Dec 2016
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon said he would sentence Infante to 25 years to life in prison on Dec. 19.
Barahona, an Afghanistan war veteran, was a teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx when she had a four-month affair with student and was fired subsequently from her $73,000 teaching job for having a romantic fling with a 17-year-old student.
The science teacher first struck up a relationship with the boy when he was 15, but waited two years until his 17th birthday to have intercourse.
The relationship allegedly, started during fall 2011 and grew into a four-month sex rendezvous where the pair had intimate encounters “about five times a week, on weekdays and on weekends,” the report said.
4-year-old Miguel Barahona and his mother Felicia Barahona, both murdered by the man who should have loved them the most, in Dec 2016
The Special Commissioner of Investigation reported that when the student asked if he could use condoms Baharona told him she “didn’t like condoms” and “not to worry” .
She reportedly,was so in love with him, she even bought wedding rings for both of them in the hope that they would marry and when Barahona found out she was pregnant, her teen lover went along to doctors’ appointments. They star-struck lovers broke up after an argument in early 2012, before Miguel was born.
Barahona gave birth to a baby boy in August 2012 and was fired, officials said.
The former New York city school teacher was found dead in her Harlem apartment in Dec 26, 2016 along with her 4-year-old son, both had been dead for some time.
Following a call in by the super of her apartment building, NYPD officers found Felicia Barahona, 36, lying on the living room floor of her apartment with an electrical cord wrapped around her neck, sources said.
Her son, Miguel, believed to be the child she had with her former student lover, was found drowned in the bathtub.
The motives for the mother-son double murder were revealed during the trial at in Manhattan supreme Court as Isaac Duran Infante, 23, confessed to the killing.
Barahona and her boy toy split up before Miguel was born, with Infante moving to Pennsylvania for a new life, sources said, but the $80 weekly child support payments for Miguel were causing financial issues for Infante, who had an airport job and a pregnant girlfriend, sources said.