Robert Resendiz, 30, reportedly told the police that he pushed his son’s body in half to get him to stop crying.
(Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)
A baby boy whose body was reportedly bent in half by his father’s efforts to make the baby cry, and died on Tuesday, police said.
The 6-month-old boy’s father, 30-year-old Robert Resendiz, called the emergency services in Phoenix, Ariz., on Dec. 19 when his son stopped breathing, according to FOX10 Phoenix. He died two days later.
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At first, Resendiz allegedly told the police he found his son unresponsive when he woke up, that the child’s mother apparently objected to.
Resendiz later, he pressed his son’s legs over his head and bent his body in half, until he was “limp,” KPNX reported. He also reportedly told the police that he bit the child twice “out of frustration.”
Doctors at Phoenix Children’s Hospital told police the child suffered lacerations to his liver and the pancreas, a wrist break with the pattern of bruising on his thigh.
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Doctors said that the baby’s injuries were not survive.”
Resendiz, who KNXV reports, is being held on $250,000 bond on child abuse charges, allegedly by the court Wednesday.
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