RODEO, Calif. (KRON) — Two folks had been arrested in connection to a drowning of a two-year-old boy in Rodeo on Monday. KRON4 spoke with neighbors who worry the kid could have been abused.
“It hits me. It provides me chills,” mentioned one neighbor who wished to not be named (The entire folks we spoke with for this story most well-liked to not share their names or faces on-camera).
Neighbors on California Road in Rodeo really feel perpetually scarred after seeing a 2-year-old boy taken out of an house on a stretcher.
“It’s actually heartbreaking. , like, an harmless boy,” mentioned the identical neighbor.
On Monday night time, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned deputies responded to a name reporting the boy drowned in a tub.
“First they mentioned the boy remains to be alive. They revived the boy and rushed to the hospital,” mentioned the neighbor.
The boy was finally pronounced lifeless at a hospital. Later, two folks had been arrested in reference to the kid’s demise.
The sheriff’s workplace has recognized the suspects as 22-year-old Future Deboe and, 21-year-old Tyshawn Haywood, each of Rodeo. Authorities haven’t defined their relationship to the kid.
“Elevating youngsters not the best. However for someone to simply beat a child and be OK with that after which attempt to cowl it up — it’s simply not cool,” mentioned a second neighbor.
Investigators haven’t shared a lot data on this case. They haven’t confirmed neighbors’ accounts of what could have occurred.
The boy’s official explanation for demise has not been launched. The suspects are dealing with homicide, felony infliction of damage to a toddler, and torture fees.
“The boy was overwhelmed up by the mother to demise they usually coated it up that he acquired drowned,” the primary neighbor mentioned. “Trigger, to me, it doesn’t matter what, you’re a mother. You don’t take away your eye once you put your youngster within the tub.”
“I’ve 4 youngsters myself, so I simply couldn’t even think about having that occur or I don’t know the place the frustration may come out on a 2-year-old, so it simply doesn’t make sense to me,” a 3rd neighbor mentioned.
The sheriff’s workplace has not but turned its investigation over to the district lawyer’s workplace. Deboe and Haywood stay jailed with bail set at greater than $1 million.