Father gave baby daughter bleach, police say

February 19, 2013 10:47:27 AM PST
Authorities say 2-month-old Caelynn Washington is recovering in a Gainesville hospital after a brush with death.

A Florida man is accused of child abuse, for allegedly putting bleach in his baby's bottle.

Police say, 20-year-old Carron Washington poisoned his daughter when he mixed a cap full of bleach with her formula and then fed it to her.

After drinking her bottle, Caelynn threw up and her parents panicked and called 911.

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Washington told police that he thought he was helping his sick daughter who had suffered from breathing problems since birth.

"It was a dumb decision on me. I heard someone else did it so I wanted to try to help her."

Washington's family says it was not intentional, "It wasn't a smart thing to do but Carron doesn't know, this is his first baby.

Washington faces a felony charge and if convicted, could get up to 10 years in prison and a 10-thousand-dollar fine.


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