NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Fallen leaves and a cross made from tree branches marked the shallow upstate grave where cops found the battered body of a 2-month-old Bronx boy beaten to death by his own father, who was angry that the infant’s mother wasn’t paying him enough attention, sources and a relative said.
Little Mason Whyte Feliciano’s helpless but routine cries were apparently the last straw.
What followed was a 10-day odyssey that included a merciless murder, a threat to kill again, a convoluted coverup, a frantic drive, a random burial spot, a psychotic breakdown, a therapeutic confession, a hunt for a tiny body and — finally — the arrest of a domineering, narcissistic, heartless abuser-turned killer, authorities said.
If outsiders were relying on Facebook to tell the tale, they would see a story of a happy couple ecstatic over the birth, mere weeks ago, of a beautiful baby boy.
They’d see a beaming Danielle Whyte, still in a hospital bed, clutching peaceful young Mason as proud papa Alexis Feliciano smiles for what was certainly one of his son’s first snapshots.