Gene Anthony Rivera Sentence to Life in Prison

Press Release

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Monday, March 13, 2017, Gene Anthony Quinones Rivera, a 27 year old Hispanic male, entered a plea of No Contest to Second Degree Murder.  The investigation began last December when the defendant walked into the Springfield Police Department and began to tell officers that he had caused the death of his infant son during June of 2015, when he was living in Parker. Once it was determined the crime had occurred in Parker, Lt. Aaron Wilson of the Parker Police Department and members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office interviewed the defendant who readily confessed to placing a sock in the infant’s mouth to make him stop crying.  Quinones continued to cooperate with the investigators and led them to a location in eastern Bay County where he had attempted to dispose of the body.  Circuit Judge Micheal ​C. Overstreet accepted the plea and sentenced Quinones to Life in Prison without the possibility of parole​, the maximum sentence for this crime.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford at 850-819-6985