Phoenix Father Leaves Baby In Bath By Itself
A Phoenix father has recently been arrested on homicide-related allegations for his three month old baby drowned in a bathtub. According to the court records, the father is being held on $180,000 bond.
Phoenix Police and the Fire Crews responded to the home that is located near the 27th Avenue and Van Buren Street on late Tuesday morning. They received a call that a child was not responding after the child was found in the bathtub.
The Young Father was Arrested
The young child’s father was arrested by the investigators by late afternoon. The nineteen year old father, Carlos Humberto Castillo, for the suspicion of second-degree murder as well as child abuse. The investigators made sure to emphasize the father’s “extreme indifference to human life” in the charging documents that was released on Wednesday morning.
The young father told the police that he had left the three month old baby and the other two children that were in the home (ages 1, and 3) in the bathtub with the water running so he could take a nap.
The three month old infant was found floating in the bath tub and had his eyes closed. When Castillo had found the baby he grabbed the baby and tried to get assistance from his girlfriend.
The baby’s grandmother tried to save the baby’s life by administrating CPR until the emergency workers arrived.
The baby was quickly taken to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The father, claimed that he was only asleep for “two minutes” however the records show that his cousin had woke him up because the bathtub had overflowed and had began to flow underneath of the bedroom door.
When the police arrived to the scene, they said that the water was literally flowing out of the front door.
Luckily the other two children were not injured as well. The father is facing charges of child abuse because he left the children in a “dangerous situation”.