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Federal Way man gets 23-month sentence for infant son's firepit death

On Oct. 3, Federal Way resident Albert Rios was sentenced to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty in the death of his 7-month-old son.

The infant died from burns and smoke inhalation suffered after he fell into a fire pit in the family's backyard June 22. Rios, 39, had been drinking and had fallen asleep with the infant on his chest, reports said; he woke up to discover the baby deceased.

In August, Rios pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Rios first filed a not-guilty plea July 9 on the advice of his lawyers.

Rios is residing in the United States illegally and was told he will be deported after his sentence. He was previously deported from the country three times, the last time being in 2001.

King County Superior Court Judge Richard McDermott issued the sentence for Rios.

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