Father sentenced to 16 years for putting crying baby in freezer

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TACOMA, Wash. — A man convicted of putting his newborn daughter in the freezer to stop her crying has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

KOMO reported that Tyler Deutsch, 26, of Roy, Wash., was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in January to first degree assault of a child.

Prosecutors said Deutsch beat his 6-week-old daughter before putting her in the freezer at his trailer on May 25, 2013.

Deutsch was home alone with the baby and wanted to take a nap, but the baby wouldn’t stop crying, according to prosecutors.

So he reportedly put the infant, wearing just a diaper, in the freezer, which had a bag of ice and frozen cauliflower.

Deutsch reportedly pulled the baby out of the freezer when he heard the baby’s mother return to their trailer. Prosecutors said the baby had been in the freezer for about 90 minutes.

The child reportedly had blistered skin and a body temperature of around 84 degrees. She was treated for a head injury, a broken arm and leg and blisters, but has since fully recovered.

Prosecutors said Deutsch wouldn’t let the baby’s mother call 911 because he was afraid he would get in trouble. The mother reportedly got help from a neighbor.

Source: KOMO


  • its my business

    Unbelievable and he gets only 16 years? By the time that baby is 16 years old, he/she will be able to kick some arse when he gets out. I wouldn’t blame the child a bit.

  • Pam

    I believe in an eye for an eye—–stick him in the freezer with broken bones and bruises. See how he likes it!!! This is sick!!!!

  • Cecil

    Ridiculous. He gets a paid stay in prison. Free food and shelter, for harming a baby. I hope someone kills him jn prison.

  • FaithC

    16 years is not enough!!! This is sick beyond words. As others have said, the same needs to be done to him. I hope he is beat every day in prison.

  • Jen

    What is wrong with people that are harming children. What could any
    Child do to deserve any type of abuse. You love your children not hurt them. You cherish your children. How would he feel being locked in a freezer. It makes me sick to my stomach seeing all the children being harmed and hurt. That’s all you see on the news children being raped, murder,abused,etc.. It just makes me sick. The punishment he received is not enough for the torture he endured on that child.

  • Tom

    obviously dude is mentally not there, and needs institutionalized professional help. Remind me not to live in Tacoma in 16 years when this guy gets out!

  • Gloria

    16 years? what is wrong with our justice system? It would have been murder had the mom not come home in time. He should have been charged with attempted murder not 1st degree assault

  • B

    Don’t call 911 I’ll get in trouble. He knows right from wrong. He has 16 years to take a nap if he can overcome all the noise from the opening and closing of iron bars during his long stay. SLEEP TIGHT SCUM BAG.

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