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Henderson male accused in baby'' s death admitted to shaking her, police say

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017|8:45 p.m.

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Paramedics and officers reacting to a 911 call about an unconscious child in a Henderson living-room last month found dog feces on the floor and insects throughout the “unclean” house.

As officers investigated the Oct. 23 event, Anthony Martzen, 21, kept he didn’t know exactly what had actually occurred to his 6-month-old baby girl, Henderson authorities said.

But following a polygraph test after the child died 2 days later on, he confessed to shaking her and stated he ‘d “viewed her eyes roll back into her head and she became lifeless,” according to his arrest report released today.

When paramedics showed up about 6:30 p.m. to 235 E. Merlayne Drive, near Sunset and Russell roadways, they found Martzen and relative trying life-saving efforts on the child’s small body, authorities stated.

The daddy had brought the infant to the living room and exclaimed that she wasn’t breathing, authorities stated.

A physician at University Medical Center, where the child was moved to from St. Rose Dominican Hospital– Siena School, told detectives that a “small” brain bleed had actually been identified on the kid, which inning accordance with the physician was brought on by absence of oxygen due to shaking, cops said.

Fluid in the lady’s brain shows there ‘d been previous shaking occurrences, cops said.

Martzen initially told private investigators that before she stopped breathing, the infant had acted normal throughout the day which about 20 minutes after the infant’s mom fed her, he lay her down on a “bouncy bed,” cops stated. He gave the baby a pacifier, which was held up by a blanket.

A couple of minutes later as he was cleaning up the space, he heard the infant make a “weird sound,” prompting him to choose her approximately find she wasn’t breathing, authorities said. He said that similar incidents had actually occurred before, however he rejected shaking her.

The mother was at work when the incident took place, cops stated. Clark County Department of Family Solutions, which documents near deaths or deaths including children, does not have a history of communicating with the infant’s instant family, records show. The agency likewise is examining the death.

During the polygraph test, which he agreed to take last week, Martzen told the inspector that he “did shake” the child, “which he knew eliminated his daughter,” authorities said.

Upon being re-interviewed by detectives, he stated he ‘d shaken his child “exceedingly” and saw the infant’s eyes roll back into her head, police said. He confessed to likewise shaking the woman about 4 months previously, but not as violently.

Martzen was detained last week on one count each of murder and child abuse. He’s being held at the Henderson Detention Center without any possibility of bail, prison records show.