Joshua Allen Robey, Accused Baby Swinger, Lassos Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Week

On the bright side, Joshua Allen Robey is an award winner.

On the dark side, the award is for posing for our Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Week.

The drifter was in court Thursday for a pre-trial hearing related to allegations he tried to kill his 2-month-old son by repeatedly shaking and punching the baby and swinging him by the neck in a noose-like blanket.

Robey's girlfriend and mother of his child suspected her beau was a cheater. So, she hid a camera in the Anaheim home she lives in with her mother. Authorities say the secret video does not show infidelity when Robey came over to babysit his boy. They say it shows him wrapping a blanket around the infant's neck, picking the baby up by lifting the ends of the blanket like a noose, and swinging the child around for more than a minute.

Joshua Allen Robey is ugly. The crime he is alleged to have committed is uglier.
Joshua Allen Robey is ugly. The crime he is alleged to have committed is uglier.
Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's Office

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The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) also accuses Robey of punching the 2-month-old several times in the chest with closed fists, repeatedly slapping the child and grabbing him by the throat with both hands, lifting him in the air, and violently shaking him. At one point, as the baby cried, Robey allegedly covered the child's mouth with a hand, grabbed him by the neck with the other and shook him in the air. Robey is accused of attempting to suffocate his pride and joy with both the blanket and his hands.

The baby was later hospitalized as a result of the abuse, the OCDA says.

Robey has been charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, torture, and child abuse with a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old. He has another pre-trial hearing scheduled for Jan. 13.

Ugly.

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