Dad sent chilling texts before baby thrown from bridge

Tony Moreno. (Middletown Police Department)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – Court documents have given a glimpse into the mind of a Connecticut father who confessed to killing his son before trying to take his own life.

21-year-old Tony Moreno is now charged with murder in the death of his young son, Aaden and documents show what happened in the final moments before police say Moreno threw Aaden from the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown.

Aaden Moreno.
Aaden Moreno.

Earlier this week 24-Hour News 8’s sister station, WTNH, learned that Aaden’s mother, Adrianne Oyola, tried to take out a restraining order for her and her son against Tony Moreno. She said she feared for her and her son’s safety. That restraining order was denied.

Court documents reveal there were growing issues between Moreno and Oyola, which culminated late Sunday night several hundred feet above the Connecticut river.

A text conversation began between the two right around 11:18 p.m. Moreno texted Oyola saying he needed to talk to her. When she tried to see what it was about, he told her not to worry about it. The following messages transpired between the two right around 11:30, shortly before Moreno and his son went off the bridge.

Here are some of the actual messages:

TONY: Enjoy your new life without us.

ADRIANNE: You can’t just deside not to bring him back Tony.

ADRIANNE: Seriously don’t play around like that. Please don’t try and take him from me!!!!

TONY: You tried to take him away from me. You failed. I didn’t

TONY: Enjoy your new life without us.

ADRIANNE: Where are you?!

ADRIANNE: Where’s Aaden?

TONY: He’s dead

TONY: And soon I will be too

ADRIANNE: Your playing right now! Please tell me your kidding!!!!!!!

To read the whole text conversation, click here. Warning: some graphic language included. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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