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Father beats newborn to death because he wanted a son and not a daughter

Did I get warped into a time machine and wake up in 2000 B.C.?

…and of course, you’ll never guess where this happened? In the child abuse capital of the world, that’s where — Florida.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A Winter Haven man was charged with murder, accused of fatally beating his 4-month-old daughter because he wanted a son, authorities said.

Marcos Gomez-Romero, 28, told investigators that he beat Ariana Rodriguez Romero to death because did not want a daughter, according to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report.