Father arrested after attempting to drown baby

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A 6-month-old baby girl is recovering after her father admitted to trying to drown her.

The father, identified as Jonathon Zicarelli, 28, was charged Monday afternoon with domestic assault of his infant daughter. Zicarelli walked into the department’s office that Monday morning and said he had just drowned his child.

Zicarelli told detectives he was having “bad thoughts” and said he was stressed out by the holidays and thought killing his daughter would make it easier on his wife.

Within minutes after the confession; first responders found the baby floating face up in the pond, immobilized and appearing to be in shock.

After CPR was performed, The Lee’s Summit Fire Department came to the scene and took the baby to the hospital for severe hypothermia.

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