A 47-year-old man from Baltimore has been charged with attempted murder after last week attempting to drown his three-month-old son in a bathtub at the Mondawmin Avenue he shares with his family, according to police.
Augustus Parker allegedly that he intentionally held his son, Montez Parker, underwater until the “bubbles began to stop,” according to the police report.
After he pulled the boy from the tub, though, the baby partially slipped out of his hands, then started to vomit.
Parker then dried the boy off and called his son’s mother, Sherese Bevans, to “tell her something was wrong.”
The father reportedly told several lies about the incident before ultimately telling police the truth about the May 29 incident.
The baby is now in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Parker had previously been convicted of child abuse in Prince George’s County back in 2003, stemming from a December 2002 incident.
He was ordered to serve out 5 years of a 20-year sentence, plus another five years of probation.