A 25-year-old man was arrested south of Roy Saturday for investigation of attempted murder, after deputies say his girlfriend found him taking their 6-week-old daughter out of a freezer.
Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the 22-year-old mother called 911 about 4:30 p.m. when she found her boyfriend taking the child out of the freezer at their home in the 7600 block of 320th Street South.
The infant was taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with a body temperature of 84 degrees, Troyer said, and they believe she had been left in the freezer for about an hour. Doctors expect the baby to recover, he said.
The father told detectives that he put the infant in the freezer to stop her from crying, Troyer said.
Pierce County deputies arrested the man in conjunction with Roy police.
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