Arlington man gets life sentence for killing his son

A 25-year-old Arlington man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to injury to child in the June 2009 death of his 4-month-old son, the man's attorney said Tuesday.

Jason Antoine Farrington was facing a capital murder charge in the death of Jayden Farrington, who was found not breathing in a north Arlington apartment where his father was caring for him.

Farrington was facing the capital murder charge in Judge Mike Thomas’ Criminal District Court No. 4.

Under the plea, Farrington will have to serve at least 30 years of the 60-years-to-life sentence before he’s eligible for parole. A conviction on the capital murder charge would have been life without the possibility of parole.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office ruled Jayden’s death was caused by blunt force trauma to his head and abdomen.

Jayden’s mother, Pavielle Monique Simpson, also faces a charge of injury to a child by omission.

Her trial date has yet to be set.

Child Protective Services worker had ordered Simpson, 24, to keep Farrington away from Jayden after the baby, then 1 month old, was hospitalized with skull fractures three months before his death.