Tyler James Deutsch, 25, says he doesn’t know how his daughter ended up in freezer with a broken arm, broken leg, a head injury and a core temperature of 84 degrees.
Tyler Deutsch — wearing a suicide smock — pleaded not guilty to charges of child assault, criminal mistreatment and interfering with reporting of domestic violence Tuesday in Tacoma, Wash.
An exhausted Washington dad slammed his tiny daughter in a freezer for more than an hour to stop her from crying, police said.
Tyler James Deutsch, 25, allegedly dumped the 6-week-old girl in the 10-degree ice box at his trailer in Roy on Saturday – and then fell asleep.
He only woke up when he heard the child’s 22-year-old mom returning. She walked in to find him taking the baby, who was only wearing a diaper, out of the unit.
Deutsch allegedly beat the 6-week-old girl, put her in the 10-degree freezer and then fell asleep his trailer in Roy.
Horrified, the mom tried to dial 911.
But Deutsch allegedly snatched the phone away to stop her – so she ran to the trailer park landlord’s office to complete the emergency call.
Deutsch appeared in court in Tacoma on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to charges of child assault, criminal mistreatment and interfering with reporting of domestic violence.
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told the court that the child’s core temperature fell to 84 degrees.
She also had a broken arm, a broken leg, and blisters on her feet and a head injury. She is, however, expected to survive.
Deutsch, who faces life in prison if convicted, denies the charges.
Instead, he claims he woke up to find the baby missing from his side and doesn’t know how she ended up inside the freezer.
His bail was set at $1 million and he will next appear in court on May 28, reports The News Tribune.