Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dad charged with battery in death of 2-month-old son; played video games instead of calling 911 (Johnson County, Indiana)

Yet another short-tempered video game-addicted little f*** of a sperm donor who killed the baby. Guys who butt their heads through drywall when they get "mad" shouldn't be doing infant caretaking.

Dad is identified as IAN DEFENDERFER.

Father charged after 2-month-old’s death

By Kate Taylor
 Published: October 22, 2014, 5:57 pm | Updated: October 23, 2014, 10:29 am

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A Greenwood father is facing battery-related charges after his 2-month-old son died from blunt force trauma to the head earlier this month.

According to the affidavit for probable cause, 20-year-old Ian Defenderfer called 911 on Oct. 3 saying that his infant son had stopped breathing. Medics said the baby’s pupils were fixed and dilated when he was taken to Community Hospital House. The infant was later transported to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health via medical helicopter.

According to police, Defenderfer said his son was crying for 30 to 45 minutes when he suddenly stopped crying and had trouble breathing. Defenderfer said he tried to rock the baby, but then placed him back in his bassinet.

According to the probable cause, after putting the baby in the bassinet, Defenderfer played a computer video game on his laptop for 41 minutes.

Court documents state that when Defenderfer saw that the infant was only breathing once every 10 seconds, he called his best friend who advised him to call 911. According to court documents, by this time, the baby may have been deprived of oxygen for anywhere from three to five minutes.

The infant’s mom told police in an interview that Defenderfer loses his temper and that there was a large hole above their bed which was caused from Defenderfer head butting the drywall when he was mad.

According to court documents, the next day, Defenderfer told the baby’s mom that he shook their baby. Hospital officials said they found visible marks and bruising on the baby’s body that day. Officials also told police the baby could be brain dead.

On Oct. 5, the infant died at the hospital, according to police.

Two days later, the Marion County Coroner determined the baby died from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner said the baby also had signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

According to court documents, on Oct. 17, Defenderfer was charged with battery resulting in the death of a person younger than 14 and aggravated battery.