So sad… We really wish that some folks had to have a license before being allowed to bring a life into this world.
A Chicago couple smothered their crying daughter unconscious before dumping her limp body back into her playpen so they could have sex, police claim.
Rodrigo Rodriguez, 29, is accused of covering 5-month-old Angelina’s mouth with his hand three times on Thursday night as her mom, 21-year-old Angela Petrov, looked on.
The pair, who were reportedly drinking Hennessy, then allegedly went to the bedroom of their West Rogers Park apartment and had sex before falling asleep.
Cops claim Petrov woke up at 7 a.m. on Friday to prepare and older child for school — but went back to bed without checking on the younger infant.
She finally got up, with Rodriguez, at 11 a.m. — when she noticed the girl was “stiff and unresponsive.”
They performed CPR and threw water on her face to try and wake her. But nothing worked, so Petrov dialed 911.
The baby was initially taken to Saint Francis Hospital, before being transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where she later died.
Medics said a lack of oxygen had seen her brain swell. She also had a “blown pupil” and a skull fracture from a previous incident.
Her parents were arrested late on Friday and have each been charged with aggravated battery to a child, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
The couple’s other children are now being looked after by family members, said Illinois Department of Children and Family Services spokesman Dave Clarkin.
Clarkin also revealed that the couple were already under investigation for other abuse allegations involving another child.
Cook County Judge James Brown ordered both parents to be held in lieu of $5 million bail on Sunday.
This is a damn shame. Other reports say that the father suffers from bipolar disorder. That’s crazy that they did nothing when the baby went limp after he put his hand over her mouth for a third time.
Kinda makes us wonder if the mom was battered too. Why else wouldn’t she have tried to better protect her baby?
Chicago Police Department