Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dad behind bars for shaking 4-month-old daughter to death (Phoenix, Arizona)

Dad AMOS CARLE ANDREAS has been charged with 2nd-degree murder in the death of his 4-month-old daughter. Notice that once again, we have a case where Mom was working and Daddy was the assigned "caretaker." Even though Mom was doing her best to put food on the table and was not at home during this incident, she has still lost custody of her older child.

Man behind bars for shaking baby to death
Posted: Aug 23, 2011 8:24 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 24, 2011 7:41 AM CDT
By Jennifer Jones - email

PHOENIX (KPHO) - A deadly case of shaken baby syndrome has landed a 25-year-old Phoenix man behind bars. He made his initial appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Amos Carle Andreas has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of child abuse in the death of his 4-month-old daughter Jordyn Andreas.

The incident happened July 21 while the baby's mother was at work, but the baby was not taken to the hospital until the next day and because of that Andreas is being charged with child abuse, according to police reports.

Andreas initially told police he fell asleep with the baby on his chest and he woke up to find she'd fallen on the floor. When she died three weeks later, Andreas confessed that he was so upset with himself for letting her fall that he shook her.

Another child, a 4-year old girl, was also living with the couple.

Police told CBS 5 News that Child Protective Custody has now placed her with her grandmother. At this time it is not clear if Andreas is the 4-year-old's biological father.