A man who was seen as a hero three years ago when he donated his son's heart to save another infant has been convicted of murdering his boy.
Ronald Rakow, 28, was found guilty Tuesday of smothering his 3 1/2-month-old son Paul with a pillow in 1991, allegedly because the baby wouldn't stop crying.The boy died after three days in a coma, and his heart was transplanted into another baby.
At first, authorities ruled the death was due to sudden infant death syndrome. They later changed the ruling to homicide by suffocation.
Rakow, a security guard, could get up to 60 years in prison at sentencing Sept. 28.
Medical personnel testified Rakow seemed anxious to have the heart transplanted as soon as possible. Prosecutors said that was because he wanted to cover up the crime.