Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says 35 year old Alberto Rivera of Gadsden is now in custody on charges of capital murder; meanwhile a capital murder warrant has been issued for 33 year old Cassie Cranford Rivera.
The recently completed autopsy report from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences confirmed that the three week old child died of blunt force trauma.
A 9-1-1 call was made during the early morning hours of September 9th, 2013 – and when medics arrived on the scene they found the male child dead.
Alberto and Cassie Rivera are the parents of the deceased baby.
Alberto Rivera is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center without bond. Anyone with any information regarding the current whereabouts of Cassie Rivera should call (256) 546-2825.