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Oklahoma Man Supports Accused-killer Son

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 26 (UPI) — An Oklahoma man says he is trying to help his long-lost son who is charged in the shaking death of his baby half-sister.

Byron Rivera says he has been taking English classes and is lining up an attorney to defend his son, Crystian Rivera, 13, against a murder charge, which he first learned about by reading it in the newspaper.

“It’s kind of a huge surprise for me to hear about the situation right now,” Rivera told The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City. “I want peace and freedom for him.”

Rivera, a Guatemalan national, told the newspaper he had not seen Crystian since they met one day at a restaurant in 2007. His first chance to visit his boy in jail will be next week.

“My goal is to visit him, stay with him and support him,” Rivera said.

Crystian was charged with killing 10-month-old Linda Beletzuy while baby-sitting her at the Oklahoma City apartment where they lived with Crystian’s biological mother and stepfather. Police say Crystian allegedly shook Linda because she was crying while he was trying to concentrate on a video game. The child died Friday.

Byron Rivera said he and Crystian’s mother moved around frequently before their divorce. He had been looking for his son since he arrived in Oklahoma last year.

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