Robert Anthony Resendiz was arrested on December 19th after his son was rushed to Phoenix Children’s Hospital with injuries doctors said were “not survivable,” KPHO reported.
The father of the 6 month old baby called police to his home 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 paramedics arrived.
Doctors told police later that the infant suffered lacerations to his pancreas and liver, a wrist fracture and bruises on his thigh.
Resendiz “admitted to pressing the infant’s legs over his head and bending his body in order to stop him from crying,” the police report stated.
He also 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, According to CBS News, in an interview with police.
Resendiz’s son reportedly died two days later on December 21st.
The father was initially booked on suspicion of felony child abuse, but the charges could possibly change following his son’s death, KPHO reported.
Resendiz is in jail on a $250,000 bond. He is set to appear in court Wednesday.