Father charged in death of 6-month-old in Johnston County

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Man charged in death of child
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Guillermo Tinajero-Resendiz (image courtesy Johnston County Sheriff's Office)

SMITHFIELD, NC -- Smithfield police have charged a man in the death of a 6-month-old in Johnston County.

On Nov. 6, Smithfield police were called to the 2000 block of Bright Leaf Boulevard because an infant was having difficulty breathing.

Officers said they found the infant unresponsive. The 6-month-old was pronounced dead at Johnston Medical Center.

An autopsy led authorities to charge Guillermo Tinajero-Resendiz with involuntary manslaughter and negligent child abuse causing serious bodily injury.

Family members told ABC11 the baby's mother came home to find the father sleeping on top of the baby and the death was an accident.

Tinajero-Resendiz is being held under a $150,000 secured bond.