Carron Washington thought bleach was baby's congestion remedy, police say

Published On: Feb 18 2013 09:49:02 AM HST

Carron Washington is accused of feeding bleach to his baby, then telling police he heard it was a remedy for chronic congestion.

OCALA, Fla. -

A Central Florida man is facing a child-abuse charge after investigators said he put bleach in his baby's bottle.

Ocala police said Carron Washington admitted to putting bleach in his 2-month-old daughter's bottle because he heard it was a cure for chronic congestion.

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The baby was rushed to a hospital, where Orlando TV station WESH reported she is stable.

According to a police report cited by WESH, the girl's mother went into the baby's room Sunday after hearing her crying, then noticed the child had spit up a clear liquid that smelled like bleach.

Hospital officials also said the baby's vomit and her bottle of formula both smelled like bleach.

WESH also reported that Washington broke down crying at the police station, where he was being held on $25,000 bond.

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