Robert Anthony Resendiz

‘Dad’ BENDS his son’s body to stop him from crying, leaving the infant in critical condition: Police

An Arizona man is behind bars after police claim he became so upset while his infant son cried that he “bent” the baby to point of causing critical injuries.

FOX10 reports that on Dec. 19, authorities responded to a call to a home off of 12th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix, where they found an unresponsive 6-month-old little boy. According to the arrest report, 30-year-old Robert Anthony Resendiz, the baby’s father, was taking care of the boy at the time.

Paramedics arrived and attempted CPR on the infant. Unable to revive him, they rushed the baby to the hospital, where physicians at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital said the baby had a broken wrist, thigh bruising, and lacerations on both his pancreas and liver. The attending doctor told police the infant would likely not survive the injuries.

Upon questioning, Resendiz allegedly admitted to police that he couldn’t get his son to stop crying, so he grabbed the boy’s legs, pressed them over his head. Resendiz said he kept the baby’s legs bent over his head until the crying stopped and stopped moving. He also reportedly admitted to biting his son twice, out of frustration.

The suspect claimed he didn’t realize his strength and the severity of what he did until it was too late. He was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on $250,000 bond on Tuesday. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 27.

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Robert Resendiz/Phoenix PD]