Apopka man charged for death of 1 year old daughter
- Sunday, April 14, 2013 4:30 PM
APOPKA, USA (defend.ht) - Police arrested 23 year old Rony Veus for the eventual death of his 1 year-old daughter who was abused, beaten into a coma and died while in the hospital.
Officials said they received a call on Thursday about a 1-year-old girl who was not breathing and had no pulse.
When rescue crews arrived, they found Rony Veus giving her CPR after he found her unconscious.
The child was taken to a hospital, where investigators suspected child abuse.
During interviews with Veus, he admitted that he has thoughts of harming his daughter and feels relieved when he causes her pain or discomfort, according to the arrest report.
Investigators said the problems stem from issues with the child's mother.
Officials said Veus stated he has acted out on his thoughts of frustration by pulling her hair, pushing her onto the ground, throwing her onto the bed and forcing her to eat a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Veus admitted he intentionally burned the top of his daughter's foot with a cigar, the report said.
According to police, Veus took the child to the hospital for an infection, and doctors noticed bruises on her cheeks and forehead, but authorities said they were never informed.
Veus told doctors he had just brought the child back to the United States from the Philippines where the child's mother lives and stated the injuries occurred there, authorities said.
DH learned from credible sources that Veus only had taken care of the child for a month and was discharged from the military.