VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - A Vancouver dad admitted to police that he threw his newborn son across a room. The boy later died.
Court documents outline the confession.
They say David Redmond first told police it was an accident. But, they also say he later admitted that he lost his temper and threw his son more than seven feet on Oct. 16.
Redmond reportedly demonstrated for officers how he picked up his 6 lb. son, lifted him above his head and threw him on the changing table from across a room.
The documents say Redmond got concerned when the baby stopped breathing later that night. He called 911, and doctors put the child on life support at the hospital.
Two days later, the baby died.
Redmond initially told officers he rolled over on the baby while napping, but doctors said there was no way his injuries could have been caused like that.
In court documents, he later admitted to police to throwing his son, saying he was frustrated because the baby was fussy.
“The defendant said somewhere deep inside, he’d wondered if he hurt the child,” prosecutors said in court Monday morning. “The defendant wanted to make sure that if something was wrong, he was the first to respond because he felt guilty for losing his temper.”
Prosecutors also said this wasn’t the first time Redmond abused the child. They said he hit the baby multiple times a week.
Redmond is still in jail and expected back in court Thursday.
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