ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A little boy, who spent several days struggling to survive after he was thrown against a dresser , has died.
Police say his step-father Richard Gutierrez, 31, admitted to throwing the boy against a dresser because the child wet his pants.
Isaiah Gutierrez, 5, was brain dead for days.
Police have now confirmed that Isaiah had to be taken off life support.
Richard Gutierrez is still sitting in jail, charged with abandonment of a child resulting in death or great bodily harm.
Detectives say Gutierrez admitted that he threw the boy against a dresser after the boy wet his pants Tuesday inside the family's apartment.
When Isaiah was unresponsive, police say Gutierrez put the boy in a cold bath and tried to revive him but it did not work.
Gutierrez eventually called for help.
The boy had to be put on life support with virtually no working brain activity.
It appeared Gutierrez tried covering up the beating, initially, while on the phone with 911.
"I was in the living room with the baby, he fell off the bed, well I don't know if he fell off the bed, but he was by the TV the thing was all messed up," Gutierrez said on the 911 tape.
Because the courts are not open on the weekends, police say charges for Gutierrez have not changed yet.
Online jail records show he's now on a no-bond hold.
Richard Gutierrez has a history with police dating back 13 years, including convictions for attempted armed robbery 11 years ago and domestic violence two years ago.
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