Friday, July 26, 2013

Dad facing murder charge in death of 3-year-old son (Las Vegas, Nevada)

It's not real clear in this account, but it sounds like dad JONATHAN QUISANO is a single dad. Notice that the grandmother dropped off the child at "his" house. And that Dad ended up calling the mother and SHE was the one who called the paramedics. Wonder if this involved a court-ordered custody/visitation agreement....

Dad accused in son's abuse death due in court
Posted: Jul 24, 2013 11:04 AM EDT Updated: Jul 24, 2013 11:07 AM EDT
Written by Matt Guillermo

Jonathan Quisano, 26, was charged with murder by child abuse in the death of his 3-year-old son Khayden.

(LVMPD) LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - A Las Vegas father facing a first-degree child abuse murder charge following the death of his 3-year-old son is scheduled to appear in court. A felony arraignment for Jonathan Quisano, 26, was slated for 8 a.m. Wednesday in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Quisano is being held in Clark County Detention Center without bail following his arrest last month.

In a Las Vegas Metro police arrest report, Quisano claims his son Khayden fell over the back of a couch while he was watching him on June 6.

In the report, Quisano told police Khayden was dropped off by the boy's grandmother at his residence in the 4700 block of Trim Water Court after he returned from work.

Quisano, in the report, told police he tried splashing water on the boy's face after the fall. The boy began to vomit and cough up blood, the report said. Quisano told police in the report he called the child's mother about the emergency and she called paramedics.

Police, in the report, found Quisano's story inconsistent with the injuries an attending doctor at University Medical Center saw.

According to the report, the doctor said the child suffered two skull fractures, severely bruised lungs and a possible lacerated spleen.

Quisano, in the report, denied injuring the child but did not offer an explanation for the injuries. Metro said Quisano has no prior arrests in its jurisdiction.

Metro said officers haven't been called to the home for reports of abuse. Child Protective Services said its agency does not have any prior history with the family. CPS has placed another family member in its care.