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A DRUNK dad shot his baby dead af­ter his wife re­fused to SHAG him.

May­con Salus­tiano Silva, 25, had been drink­ing heav­ily and smok­ing weed be­fore turn­ing the gun on his six-month-old son.

He had been ar­gu­ing with his wife, Jenif­fer, 20, at their home in Luzia­nia, Brazil.

Af­ter she re­fused to sleep with him, he reached for the pis­tol that was tucked down the back of a sofa.

Salus­tiano, who had no crim­i­nal record, said he “didn’t re­mem­ber what hap­pened” af­ter his drug and drink binge.

The baby, called Michel, was pro­nounced dead in hos­pi­tal two hours af­ter the in­ci­dent.

Det Daniel Martins Fer­reira said: “We be­lieve the sus­pect, in a mo­ment of rage when he didn’t get what he wanted, shot the child at point blank range by rest­ing the gun on the baby’s chest as he lay in the cot in his par­ent’s bed­room.

“The mother re­ported that her hus­band woke her up and wanted to have sex with her.

“She said she was IN HAP­PIER TIMES: Jenif­fer and May­con tired and ‘did not want to’. He be­came ir­ri­tated and phys­i­cally as­saulted her in the ar­gu­ment that fol­lowed.”

In the midst of the quar­rel, it’s claimed the dad went to get some wa­ter but came back with the gun which he pointed at his wife.

Salus­tiano has been charged with man­slaugh­ter and the il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of a weapon.

He is also ac­cused of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

The mum was quizzed by po­lice and freed on the grounds she was not in­volved in the crime.

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