Dad JOSHUA ROBEY sounds like one sick little f***....
Santa Ana man accused of attempting to kill infant sonOctober 21, 2011 | 2:50 pm
A Santa Ana father was charged Friday with attempting to murder his 2-month-old son after he was captured on a hidden camera allegedly swinging him by the neck with a noose-like blanket and repeatedly punching and shaking the baby, prosecutors say.
Joshua Robey is charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, torture and child abuse. Robey lived on and off with his girlfriend and her mother in Anaheim until three weeks prior to the Oct. 18 incident, at which time he began living in a motel in Santa Ana.
Robey went to his girlfriend's home to babysit his son. Without Robey's knowledge, his girlfriend set up a hidden camera in the home to record him because she believed him to be cheating.
Robey is accused of violently abusing and attempting to "murder the infant" while alone with him, according to prosecutors. Robey is accused of wrapping a blanket around the baby’s neck, picking him up by lifting the ends of the blanket like a noose, and swinging the victim around for more than a minute.
According to prosecutors, Robey laid the child back down and punched him several times in the chest with closed fists. He is accused of slapping and punching the baby and grabbing the victim by the throat with both hands, lifting him in the air, and violently shaking him, prosecutors say.
At one point while the child was crying, Robey is accused of covering the victim's mouth with his hand, grabbing him by the neck, and shaking him in the air, prosecutors say. He is accused of attempting to suffocate his son by covering the victim's face with a blanket and covering the baby's mouth with his hand for several seconds, according to prosecutors.
The baby's mother discovered the abuse the next morning when she watched the video on the hidden camera. The girlfriend’s mother learned of the video that afternoon and took the baby to the hospital. Hospital staff contacted the Anaheim police.
Robey was arrested at a motel in Santa Ana by police that day. His son remains in the hospital and the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time, prosecutors said. If convicted of all the charges, he faces up to 15 years in prison. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.