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Updated Jun 10, 2014 - 6:52 pm

Phoenix father charged in infant son’s drowning

PHOENIX — Authorities say a 3-month-old infant has drowned in a bathtub
and the boy’s father has been arrested.

Phoenix police said 19-year-old Carlos H. Castillo was being booked into jail
Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of second-degree murder and child abuse.

Authorities said Phoenix Castillo was found at about 10:45 a.m. by his
grandmother in the bathtub of a home near Van Buren Street and 27th Avenue.

The grandmother began CPR until a police officer arrived to continue lifesaving

The child was taken to a Phoenix hospital, where he later died.

Carlos Castillo told investigators he placed all three of his children in the
bathtub with no water plug in and turned on the water.

Police said the children were left unattended as the father went into another
room and fell asleep.


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