MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – A father whose wife is accused of trying to drown their infant has been granted temporary custody of their son.
Conlan Armour told a judge that the three-month-old Cayden is improving.
Inakesha Armour is being accused of plunging her baby into a lake outside their West Miramar home Tuesday afternoon. She told detectives she is suffering from post-partum depression and appeared in court Wednesday wearing a self-protection smock.
According to Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues, the 33-year-old mother tried killing her son using some kind of drug before Tuesday’s near-drowning. That incident, however, was not reported.
She is in jail being held on no bond on two counts of attempted murder.
At a dependency hearing Thursday prosecutors say the father didn’t do enough to protect his son. It was revealed that the baby’s maternal grandmother is staying with the family but she is not forcing her daughter to take medication for her depression.
The judge didn’t agree and said the father could keep custody. But a hearing, scheduled for late July, could change all that.
Armour says his son, “has done a 360 since he was hospitalized,” but he says neurologists are checking to see if the baby suffered any brain damage.
Earlier Thursday, Maureen Brown, who gave the infant CPR Tuesday, spoke about the incident.
“I wasn’t nervous. I was thinking, ‘how can I help this child?’ said Brown, who lives in the same complex. “I was looking at the baby, so cute, and I said God help me do something to save this baby’s life.”
The nurse and mother of two said she had no idea what had happened. She says that the boy’s mother came up to her car window, “She said please let me use your phone. She said I think I just killed my baby,” said Brown.
Brown called 9-1-1.
“I am passing by and this lady is on the ground with a baby….the baby is on the ground..the baby is not breathing …there’s water coming out of the baby’s mouth,” Brown is heard saying to the dispatcher on the call.
Brown said Thursday that if the circumstances are true, we can all draw two important life lessons from the incident.
“What we can do to prevent this and we should all learn CPR,” said Brown.