Tyler Deutsch, 25, reportedly left his baby girl in the ice box for an hour on Saturday afternoon. The girl’s 22-year-old mother called 911 when she saw Deutsch remove the baby from the freezer, ABC affiliate KOMO reported. KOMO learned Monday that the infant also had several broken bones, “indicating more may have been done to the girl than just placing her in the freezer,” the news outlet reported.
In a news conference, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said Deutsch admitted to putting the infant in the freezer. Although Troyer said the father later expressed remorse, the situation could easily have turned fatal.
“We don’t believe it was a [case] of punishment or discipline. It was only a six-week-old kid,” Troyer told Fox affiliate KCPQ.