Calvin Pitts, Amanda Deleon Arrested For Felony Child Abuse After Their 3-Month-Old Baby Is Found Dead.
Denver parents Calvin Pitts, 28, and Amanda Deleon, 21, have been arrested and charged with child abuse after their 3-month-old boy, Sanai Pitts, was found dead in their apartment Saturday morning.
The Denver Post reports that authorities responded to a call to the apartment where Pitts and Deleon were living and found the child was not breathing. the infant was rushed to Swedish Medical Center and pronounced dead at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The infant’s cause of death is still to be determined, but authorities have announced that the child was abused regularly during its short life. Matt Murray with the Denver Police states to CBS Denver :
The parents were arrested for felony child abuse because we were able to determine through several means that there were numerous injuries to the child and in different stages over a period of time.
Both of the parents have criminal records. According to The Denver Post, Pitts, the boy’s father, has been arrested six times in the past year alone, most of which were for misdemeanor drug possession charges. Deleon, the deceased child’s mother, was arrested three times in 2009 for misdemeanor drug possession and once years prior for a felony drug possession charge.
The Office of the Medical Examiner will determine the baby’s cause of death.