Details revealed in infant death investigation

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Updated: 11/22/2012 12:36 am
New details from the investigation into the death of a four-month-old child Tuesday were revealed in the murder warrant for the infant's father. 19-year-old Jacob Tanguma remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. 

A police report outlined Tanguma's statement to a detective about the chain of events that led to his daughter's death.

It said Tanguma was fired from his job on Monday and was very stressed. The report stated that he became angry after his daughter repeatedly woke up screaming overnight.

It said Tanguma admitted to grabbing the infant's throat and squeezing very tight for a couple of seconds at one point.

When his daughter began to cry again later, the report said Tanguma pushed down hard on her torso several times. He eventually fell asleep with the child on a futon.

The report said Tanguma woke up slouched over the child. Her lips were blue, and she was limp.

LPD received a call just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday about an infant at the Middleton Place Apartments who was not breathing. EMS paramedics transported the baby to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
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Liberty Seeker - 11/21/2012 10:56 PM
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Perhaps he should receive the same throat treatment that he gave to his child. . . . What happened to parents putting their lives on the line to protect their children? . . . What is going on today? Free speech is squelched by the so called "terrorist" laws. Too many parents treat little children as garbage. Verifiable (paper) ballots are denied to the public. Have we been infiltrated with unnatural brutes; machine men with machine minds and machine hearts? What will the brutes do to spiritual emissaries, sent so that people could be allowed to live, instead of merely exist? Darwin must have had his theory backwards. Too many are devolving into primitive soulless animals, yet they maintain a human appearance. . . The child killer is unnatural. No soul, a machine mind, and a machine heart. If he didn't want the infant, there are others who are not machines, that would give anything to be allowed to "put up with" a crying child, and raise him as their own.
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