Connecticut man charged in infant's death held on $1M bond

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - A Connecticut man facing charges for allegedly failing to seek medical care for his 1-month-old son when he realized the infant was unresponsive and possibly dead has been held on $1 million bond.

Prosecutors said at Divya Patel's arraignment Monday that there was about a five-hour delay between when Patel told the baby's mother the infant had stopped breathing and when police found him at a Rocky Hill hotel on Saturday. Authorities say despite being urged to do so by the baby's mother, the 34-year-old Patel never sought medical help. The child was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Patel is charged with risk of injury to a child and evidence tampering.

The cause and manner of death remain under investigation.

Patel's public defender requested lower bond so he could grieve with family.

THOMPSON: Thoughts and prayers can't stop bullets
  OPINION If ever you doubt the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) stranglehold on American politicians, consider why nothing ever changes after mass killings in America. It is one of a very few nations on earth t

Top News