EL PASO (AP) — Authorities say an El Paso police officer is charged with criminally negligent homicide after he left his infant son unattended in a bathtub with the water running while he argued with his wife.
Twenty-seven-year-old Raymond Licon Jr. was arrested Monday following the drowning of the 11-month-old last month at Licon’s apartment.READ MORE: Hundreds Of Irving Students Walk Out In Protest Of Alleged LGBTQ Discrimination
Investigators allege in court records that Licon was filling the bath when he began texting with his wife, from whom he’s separated. The two then argued over the phone as the water overflowed the tub and leaked to the floor below. Court records indicate the argument lasted about 45 minutes.READ MORE: Federal Government Investigating Texas' Ban On School Mask Mandates
Licon performed CPR when he found the child unresponsive, but the baby was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Licon posted bond Monday. A phone listing could not be found for him.MORE NEWS: DFW Airport Tests Free 'Fast Pass' Program Allowing Travelers To Skip To Front Of TSA Checkpoint
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