Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Police: Dad let baby drown while he was arranging drug deal (San Antonio, Texas)

I wonder if this was a custody/visitation situation. Notice the reference to the father's apartment, not the family's apartment. At any rate, it seems Mom was working while dad was drowning kids and dealing drugs. In other words, another useless deadbeat dad who was "involved" when he shouldn't have been.

Dad is identified as ROMEO ALEXANDER DUNCAN.

SAPD: Baby drowned while dad arranged drug deal

Updated: Tuesday, June 24 2014, 08:49 PM CDT


A San Antonio father is behind bars, charged in connection to his infant daughter's death.

On June 2, police responded to Romeo Alexander Duncan's apartment on Bentley, in north east San Antonio.

When officers arrived Rubi Lynn Duncan not breathing. Rubi Lynn later died at a hospital, just ten days shy of her first birthday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Duncan said he had been giving his daughter a bath and left the room for a few seconds to get her clothes. When he returned, she was under water.

Investigators said Duncan kept changing his story and later admitted he had never called 911.

Duncan was arrested when officers say they found a bag in the restroom with cocaine, crystal meth and heroin.

"It appears that the suspect was actually engaged in drug dealing at the time of the baby's death," said Sgt. Javier Salazar, S.A.P.D.

Police said 39 minutes passed from the time Duncan had text his daughter's mother that something was wrong with the baby.

Investigators say during that time, Duncan had sent 14 text messages, including one message asking someone to come to the apartment to get and hold the drugs for him, before police arrived.

Duncan, 21, is facing charges of injury to a child by omission. He's in the Bexar County Jail on a $150,000.00 bond.