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6-month-old floating face up in the pond after father admits to watching her sink: police

A father in Greenwood, MO. reportedly told the authorities that he drowned a 6-month-old daughter, because he stressed that over the holidays.
(greenwoodmo.com)

A 6-month-old baby girl was found alive– floating on her back in the north West of the Missouri pond Monday, just minutes after her father allegedly confessed to the police that he had drowned her, Kansas City Fox 4 reported.

Around 10 pm, Jonathon Zicarelli, 28, walked in the Greenwood Police Department’s office and allegedly admitted to attempting to drown his daughter, the report said. Within a few minutes, police determined the location of the pond and found the baby floating face.

The police Greg Hallgrimson said that the baby looked like a “porcelain doll” and appeared in a state of shock. Corporal T. Calhoun started the run of the CPR and the baby began breathing normally, The Kansas City Star reported.

The police said that the baby had grass in her mouth, mud in its eyes and water in her lungs. Responding officers wrapped her in Calhoun uniform shirt for more warmth and a local fire department transferred the baby to a hospital for severe hypothermia. The police estimated she was in the water for about 10 minutes.

Zicarelli allegedly told investigators he planned to kill his daughter for over 24 hours. He said that he parked his car and walked to the pond three times to determine if he could drown her. He said that he her in the pond and watched her sink before departure.

He said he allegedly told authorities he was “stressed” by the holidays and wanted to make things easier for his wife, The Kansas City Star reported. Greenwood police Lt. Aaron Fordham said that there was “no emotion,” in Zicarelli, the confession.

Zicarelli was arrested and charged Monday with domestic assault of his daughter. Prosecutors requested his bond be set at a value of $500,000.

The police said that the baby’s health is in good condition. Greenwood is located approximately 30 minutes ‘ drive southeast of Kansas City.

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