Father still searching for answers in death of his two-year-old daughter
Posted at: 10/24/2012 5:22 PM
| Updated at: 10/24/2012 8:14 PM
By: Joangel Concepcion | WHEC.com
A father is still searching for answers, years after his two-year-old daughter dies in the care of her own mother.
That mother, Stephanie DeSalvo is now indicted by a grand jury accused of second degree manslaughter and criminal negligent homicide. DeSalvo’s boyfriend at the time, William Bradley, also stands accused.
And for the first time, the baby’s biological father is speaking out. He tells News10NBC he’s been left in the dark since the death of his daughter.
The mother, Stephanie DeSalvo was set to make an appearance in court Wednesday, but it was adjourned. However, the biological father of the baby was there, trying to find out what happened to his baby girl, almost two years later, he says there are still so many unanswered questions.
It’s been almost two years since Luis Velazquez lost his daughter, Bailey.
Velazquez, father of toddler, said, “She was a happy baby. She didn’t have any problems. She was a happy baby.”
He says not knowing what happened to her makes the pain even worse.
Velazquez said, “I don't sleep well since that happened. I don't do anything since that happened; I've been closed up in my house.”
Court documents say the baby was found unresponsive at a home off Spencer Road in Irondequoit. According to the police statement, the mother’s boyfriend, William Bradley says he gave the baby a dose of children’s Tylenol before going to bed. It states that when he went to check on her hours later, the baby was unresponsive. It also says he told police he called 911 and performed CPR, but by then, it was too late.
Now, almost two years later, Bradley and the baby’s mother are accused of second degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Officials have not released the cause of death.
Velazquez says losing his child has been a nightmare.
Velazquez said, “It is one of the worst things that anyone can go through and I want everyone to know that I love her and I still love her and I will always love her and I miss her a lot.”
Velazquez and his family are trying to heal from this terrible loss. Pictures are all he has left. He says he wants to know the truth so that he can finally have closure.
Velazquez said, “I'm not blaming anybody I just want justice for my daughter so that she can be in peace and so my family and I can be in peace.”
The assistant district attorney who is handling this case says she can not comment on the case until Stephanie DeSalvo enters a plea. She is expected to appear in court sometime next week.