The man who allegedly put his 6-week-old daughter in the freezer to stop her from crying also tried to stop the baby's mother from calling 911, according to charges filed Tuesday.
Roy resident Tyler Deutsch, 25, has been charged with assault of a child, criminal mistreatment and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence for the incident that happened over the weekend.
According to the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office, Deutsch was tired and his baby was crying, so he put her in the freezer, wearing only a diaper, with some frozen cauliflower and a bag of ice and then fell asleep.
Deutsch was awakened when the baby's mother arrived back at the couple's trailer and pulled his daughter out of the freezer, according to charges. The baby had blistered skin and a body temperature of 84 degrees after spending an hour in the freezer.
According to the Prosecutor's Office, the baby's mother tried to call 911 but Deutsch took the phone away from her because he didn't want to get in trouble. The mother was able to leave the trailer and get a neighbor to call for help.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Baby, It's Cold Inside
Some stories you can do nothing more than reprint, in this case noting the local prosecutor who says some cRIMES "defy understanding." This, today, is from local KOMO TV/Radio site in Seattle, Wash.
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