A six-month-old child died after his father reportedly
bent him in half to keep him from crying.
Robert Anthony Resendiz, 30, was arrested on Dec.19 after his
son was rushed to Phoenix Children’s Hospital with
injuries doctors describe as “not
survivable,” KPHO reported.
Resendiz called police to his home at 12:45 p.m. after he
claimed to have just woken up and found his baby
son “unresponsive and not breathing,” according to a
police officer’s arrest report.
An officer performed CPR on the child until
Doctors told police later that the infant
suffered lacerations to his pancreas
and liver, a wrist fracture and bruises on his thigh.
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According to CBS News, in an
interview with police, Resendiz “admitted to pressing the
infant’s legs over his head and bending his body in order to
stop the victim from crying,” the police report stated. He also
allegedly told police he exerted about 65 percent of his
strength while applying pressure to his son and didn’t
release until his son was limp and stopped moving.
“Robert also stated he had bit the infant two times on the body
out of frustration,” the officer added in his report.
Resendiz’s son reportedly died on Dec. 21, two days after
initially receiving medical care.
The father was initially booked on suspicion of felony
child abuse, but the charges could change following his son’s
death, KPHO reported.
Resendiz is being held in jail on a $250,000 bond. He is
scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.