(WIDK By Jane Rouen) - He was tired, and the baby was crying, so he put her in the freezer, then fell asleep.
Tyler James Deutsch, 25, of Roy, Washington, was tired and his girlfriend’s 6-week old baby would not stop crying, so he stuffed her into the freezer in the trailer he shared with his girlfriend and fell asleep long enough for the baby’s core temperature to drop to approximately 80 degrees.
He did not remember to take the baby out of the freezer until his girlfriend came home.
When the girlfriend, whose name is withheld, tried to call 911, Deutsch prevented her because he did not want to get in trouble; the mother ran outside and got a neighbor to call for emergency help.
According to NBC News, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said the girl had suffered a broken arm and leg and had an undisclosed head injury.
Deutsch, was charged with assault of a child in the first degree, criminal mistreatment in the first degree and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence; more charges are possible.