Man Intentionally Drowns Infant Son In Pond
( 4UMF NEWS ) Man Intentionally Drowns Infant Son In Pond:
A Milwaukee man has been arrested for allegedly drowning his 3-month-old son in a pond.
Sean A. Flowers Jr., 25, was taken into custody Saturday after he reportedly held his son underwater until he lost consciousness.
Witnesses told police that Flowers walked into the water near an apartment complex after he fought with his girlfriend — the child’s mother — during a family reunion.
Flowers allegedly took the boy to the pond and sat down, holding him under water.
“Without thinking, I just ran into the water. I yelled at him 'where's the baby? Where's the baby?' And then I saw a baby floating in the water,” witness Joey Griffin told Fox 6 News. “I grabbed it. I tried to swim away with it. He lunged at me and took the baby again and swam further, deeper. We all lost this one. No matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, sometimes you just lose. No matter how hard you try. You just wish you could've did more.”
Another witness, Robert Amstadt, said it was “the most evil thing I’ve seen.”
“That baby cried all the way out into the water,” he told the Journal Sentinel. “Then the crying stopped.”
Amstadt told the newspaper that witnesses crowded around the pond as Flowers held the boy underwater.
"It was a hornet's nest of people moving around, crying and screaming,” he told the Journal Sentinel.
Another man allegedly tried to take the boy away from Flowers but “he snatched it back,” Amstadt said.
By the time officers reported to the scene, the boy was unconscious. Milwaukee firefighters were unable to revive him and he died at the scene.
“I just can't imagine what was in that man's head. I just can't imagine. I'll never be able to figure that out. It's just wretched,” Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn told Fox 6.
The boy’s mother, who also allegedly has another child with Flowers, filed a temporary restraining order against him in April 2015, according to Fox 6.
The unknown woman allegedly wrote she was “scared that he will harm me. He hit me and my eye was swollen.”
“A few days later, he hit me with a closed fist several times and would not let me leave,” she wrote.
The restraining order was reportedly dismissed when she didn’t show up in court. Flowers is reportedly responsible for $62.50 a week in child support for both children.
In 2012, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft charges after he and the woman were accused of stealing a purse from a local Marquette University student, according to the Journal Sentinel.
In April, Flowers allegedly asked the judge to have the charge expunged because he was having trouble finding a job or getting credit, but his request was denied.
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