CA, Los Angeles, Michael Freeman, 29, beat, strangled, tried to drown 9 month old son.

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  1. kirkassoc

    kirkassoc Well-Known Member

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    Father arrested in vicious near-fatal attack on infant

    LOS ANGELES -- An infant boy is near death after his father allegedly beat, strangled and tried to drown him, stopping only when officers burst in on him at a Los Angeles apartment, Eyewitness News has learned.

    The suspect was identified as the boy's father, Michael Freeman, 29, who recently got out of prison in Tennessee.

    Police allege Freeman punched, strangled, slammed and tried to drown his 9-month-old child. Officers got into the apartment as the alleged assault was happening.

    The child was transported to a local hospital and was considered in critical condition.

    Police were called to the scene on the 800 block of South Hill Street by the child's mother early Thursday shortly after midnight. Freeman followed the children's mother to the apartment, police said.

    She reported that Freeman had first threatened her and their other child, a 7-year-old, then grabbed their baby and fled.

    He then went to a nearby vacant apartment where he tried to kill the child, police allege. Officers used a Taser multiple times to get him to stop the attack.
     


  2. PayrollNerd

    PayrollNerd Well-Known Member

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    Taser?? I wish they’d have used a bullet. Poor little baby. I hope he makes a full recovery and lives an amazing life.
     
  3. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    I can’t even absorb this. What an animal.
     
  4. mahoolin

    mahoolin Well-Known Member

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    IMHO
    the suspect should be referred to as (well, I'll clean it up)
    The DNA donor... The term Father just seems too generous...
    MHOO
    JMO
     
  5. Henry2326

    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    Officers said they saved the child's life, and he was taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. He was in critical condition Thursday.
    Another person, 25 years old, was taken to the hospital by paramedics.

    Freeman is now behind bars and booked for attempted murder. His bail has been set to $1 million.

    Detectives from the abused child unit took over the case.

    Father Arrested After Officers Stop Him From Assaulting Baby, LAPD Says
     
  6. Angela_Beckett

    Angela_Beckett Lurker Extraordinaire

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    Taser? Oh yeah I see
     
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  7. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    omg
    that poor baby
    I hope he survives and thrives
     
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