Dad PABLO ROSAS HERNANDEZ is yet another of these guys who played at child "caretaking" while the poor mother had to work--even though the baby was practically a newborn. In this case, the 8-week-old daughter died while under Daddy's care. He claims the baby rolled off the bed and killed herself. But Daddy's cover story isn't accounting for the severity of her injuries, which included a fatal blunt force injury to the head and multiple broken ribs. And once again, there is medical evidence suggesting that "caretaker" daddy had abused the baby before. My humble opinion? American moms need paid maternity leaves, and lazy @$$ daddies need to get a job.
Charge: San Jose man abused 8-week-old daughter before her death
By Sean Webby email@example.com
Posted: 05/13/2010 04:14:35 PM PDT
Updated: 05/14/2010 06:47:40 AM PDT
When police questioned a 19-year-old San Jose man after his baby died Saturday, he told them the 8-week-old daughter rolled off the bed, cried and fell asleep.
But police noted in court documents filed today that the bed is 17-inches high and the baby would have landed on a carpet — not a fall that would have caused the baby's injuries, a fatal blunt force injury to her head and multiple broken ribs, according to the coroner.
Pablo Rosas Hernandez was arraigned Thursday on murder and related charges, one of which alleges that the violent abuse of the baby had happened before. Hernandez, who is being held without bail, made no plea. He faces 31-year to life, if convicted.
"A father is supposed to protect his daughter,'' said David Ezgar, the prosecutor. "In this case, he is charged with killing her.''
Ezgar declined to elaborate on any evidence investigators believe show the child was previously abused by her father.
The mother of the child was in court, but made no comment.
The city's 8th homicide investigation of the year began when emergency responders went to Old Julian Street home on a 911 call from Hernandez that Anahi Hernandez was not breathing.
Anahi's mother Noemi Alarcon told investigators that she went to work that day around 1 p.m. and left the child in the care of Hernandez, according to a court filing. He called her around 5:30 p.m. to say that their child had fallen off the bed and was crying.
He had given her some baby Tylenol and some formula. "The baby was fine" the court documents reported Hernandez as telling her.
But she wasn't.
He called her again at 7:30 p.m. Anahi wasn't breathing.
Hernandez told police the same thing, adding a few details. There had been no previous problems with Anahi before the accident. He had been preparing formula when she had tumbled off the bed. There were some dishes and cups on the floor. Maybe she had landed on them, he theorized to investigators.
He said he performed CPR on his daughter until emergency medical personnel arrived to bring her to O'Connor Hospital.
On May 10, a pathologist with the Santa Clara County Coroner determined "a fall from 17 inches could not cause the injuries sustained by the victim," according to a court document. The pathologist also determined the baby suffered the injuries sometime after 1 p.m.
Hernandez is expected back in court on May 27 for a plea.