Jonathon Zicarelli, 28, was charged after he tried to drown his 6-month-old daughter in a pond, police said.
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A Missouri child were rescued Monday after her father tried to drown in a pond because he had “bad thoughts”, then to the left of her in the icy water, he ran to the police station to report the crime, the police said.
Jonathon Zicarelli, 28, was charged with first-degree domestic assault after he tried to kill his 6-month-old daughter by drowning her in a pond in Greenwood, FOX4KC reported. Zicarelli ran into Greenwood police station just after 10 a.m. Monday and told officers he drowned the child in a pond near a football field.
The police Greg Hallgrimson and Cpl. Tom Calhoun rushed to the pond and discovered the child floating face in the water. The child was barely moving and had mud in her eyes, grass, and water in her mouth. Her body temperature was almost 11 degrees below normal, FOX4KC reported.
The baby was found face up in the water. The police said it was “a miracle” they survived.
The officers quickly jumped into the water to save the child, who was in the water for more than 10 minutes by the time they arrived. The ambulance arrived and successfully revived the child who had to go to the hospital and said to be in stable condition on Tuesday.
Greenwood police Lt. Aaron Fordham told the Kansas City Star, it was “a miracle” the child survived the incident. Fordham added that Zacarelli had “no emotion” when he declaration of the attempted murder.
“There was definitely someone watching over that child today,” Fordham said.
Zicarelli later told deputies he drove to the pond, parked the car and walked back and forth three times before deciding to leave his daughter in the ice cold water. He said that he is the “bad thoughts” and wanted to make it easier on his wife by getting rid of the child, FOX4KC reported.
He has reportedly added that he was stressed out while trying to get his family during the holidays.