A Washington man will serve 16 years in prison for beating his newborn daughter and then leaving her in a freezer for an hour while he napped.
The baby’s mother came home just in time to rescue her from the freezer–and thank God for that. It’s hard to imagine the pain and fear this helpless baby suffered as she nearly froze to death.
Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says Tyler Deutsch pleaded guilty on Jan. 31 to first-degree assault for beating his infant daughter and putting her in the freezer. She has fully recovered, but the prosecutor calls the crime horrible and inexplicable.
Authorities say the child’s core temperature fell to 85 degrees in the freezer, after Deutsch put her there and then went to his bedroom and fell asleep. She also had a broken arm and leg and a head injury.
There’s been an epidemic of “parents” who fly into a rage and savagely attack their kids when they have to put down the joint or the crack pipe and perform basic parenting duties, like comfort a crying baby. Orangutans could do better.
So here’s an idea: in addition to jail time, child abuse this severe results in court-ordered permanent sterilization. That way, these lowlifes can’t get out of jail and start siring more victims.