According to the statement, the 28-year-old father was arrested and charged on Wednesday. Prosecutors say the dad is charged with killing his 5-week-old infant son after he spent weeks intentionally inflicting pain and torturing the child until he died. He is charged with one count of homicide by abuse and first-degree murder in the death of his newborn son.
His name is Jose Rosas Olivo and he brought his son to the Kadlec Medical Center on the morning of Sept. 24. Authorities say the 5-week-old boy was pronounced dead at 6 a.m. that day. The county coroner contacted the authorities due to the circumstances of the infant’s death.
The 28-year-old father from Washington told authorities that his son was sleeping on his lap as he was watching videos on his phone. He began falling asleep and dropped the phone which hit the child in the temple. When he woke up that morning, he found his son was not breathing. The father then performed CPR and the infant vomited what appeared to be blood. The child’s mother had been asleep since 11 p.m. the night before.
Autopsy determined that the newborn had linear fracture on the right side of the skull, bleeding under the entire scalp, diffuse subdural hematoma, multiple anterior and posterior rib fracture and a lacerated liver.
In the second interview, the suspect told authorities that “he tried to be a good father in the first few weeks, but said at some point he no longer cared and began intentionally harming the crying baby.”
“He also admitted that he found himself throwing his infant son into his crib from a height above his stomach and chest. He also threw the baby so he would rotate in the air like a football. The father told authorities he began squeezing his son when he was about 3-weeks-old because he became frustrated. He squeezed the boy every day and often times with force so hard that his shoulders would hurt from the force he place onto his son. At least once the child stopped breathing for a period of time.”
The 28-year-old man told authorities that he would wait for the child’s mother to fall asleep before he began the ritualistic abuse of his son. Olivo is currently being held on $500,000 bond. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.