Dad CHRISTOPHER PAUL DEAN is accused of attempted capital murder for trying to deliberately drown his 11-month-old child. Read why below, if you want to see a true idiot's reasoning powers at work. If Mom dumps his @$$, he hopefully won't get visitation or custody.
Man arrested on attempted capital murder charge, accused of dunking 11-month-old baby in Lake Highlands pool
2:33 PM Wed, Jul 29, 2009
A 19-year-old man is in jail, accused of repeatedly dunking his 11-month-old baby in a pool. He faces a charge of attempted capital murder.
Dallas police say Christopher Paul Dean (right) went to his apartment complex's swimming pool with his family on a hot day, July 12. When they got there, he asked if he could hold his 11-month-old namesake.
The child's mother told him the baby needed to be in his floatie, which had a sun shade. She began playing with the baby at one end of the pool, while Dean played with other family members at the other end, police say.
As Dean asked to hold the child a second time, he kept getting angrier, police say.
"I'm his daddy!" he said, according to police.
"Whatever," the mother replied.
"I'm not his daddy?!...I'm not his daddy?!" Dean started yelling, according to police.
Police say he grabbed both sides of the child's floatie and forced him under water. The mother tried to intervene, but he pushed her away and continued dunking the child, police say.
The mother told police she struggled to get the child's head above water briefly as he gasped for air and his lips turned blue. The child was dunked about six times, police say, until another family member jumped in and pulled Dean away.
The baby was taken from the pool at 13100 Pandora Drive to Children's Medical Center Dallas, where he was found to have suffered no injuries.
Police obtained a warrant for Dean's arrest Monday. He's being held in jail on $50,000.