On Friday, prosecutors in Washington convicted a 26-year old man of first-degree child abuse after he pleaded guilty to beating and putting his 7-week old baby girl inside a freezer because she was crying too much.
According to prosecutors, Tyler Deutsch was alone with the baby on that fateful May 25, 2013 and was trying to sleep … but the baby just couldn’t stop crying. So to shut her up, he placed her inside the freezer wearing nothing but diapers.
The baby remained in the biting cold freezer for an astonishing 90 minutes before her mother returned home to take her out. When she tried calling 911, Deutsch seized the phone but she managed to use a neighbor’s to dispatch the call.
Deutsch was then arrested … and later confessed to the crime after initially trying to cook up stories about how his baby ended up inside his freezer on his watch.
The baby girl suffered a blistered skin, hypothermia, broken arm and leg and head injury … but made a full recovery.
‘Though the child has fully recovered, and we are grateful for that,’ Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said in a news release. ‘This was a horrible and inexplicable crime.’
Deutsch was sentenced to 16 years in prison.