A Morris County grand jury has indicted a Parsippany, New Jersey man on child endangerment charges. The charges were filed against the suspect after he allegedly made threats against the lives of his children. Specifically, the suspect reportedly threatened to kill his kids by drowning them in a bathtub.
The suspect is a 34-year-old Parsippany NJ man who was living with his wife and three children at the Travelodge on Route 46. According to law enforcement, the suspect became upset and threatened to murder his spouse and their kids.
When the suspect’s wife called Parsippany police, she told a dispatcher that the suspect was holding a knife and that he had filled a bathtub with water so that he could drown the kids.
Police officers eventually arrested the suspect and took him to Trenton State Psychiatric Hospital, where he spent two months receiving psychiatric treatment. He was then moved to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey.
The suspect has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, terroristic threats, and criminal coercion.
Additionally, the suspect was investigated by the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P). Depending on the outcome of that investigation, he could be stripped of custody of his children.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Indicted on Charges He Threatened to Drown His Kids.”