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Calvin Pitts & Amanda Deleon charged even though coroner doesn't know what killed baby

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Update below: Calvin Pitts and Amanda Deleon were busted on charges of felony child abuse even though the Denver coroner couldn't immediately determine why three-month-old Sanai Pitts died. Now we know why they were taken into custody anyhow. According to arrest affidavits, the child's injuries were so severe and plentiful that it'll take more study to determine which one killed him.

Neighbors say the child cried frequently, and when police arrived at the apartment on Saturday morning following reports that the boy wasn't breathing, they discovered shocking evidence of mistreatment -- two broken legs, a broken left wrist, a burn on one leg and scabs, abrasions and tears on and around his head.

The suspects' explanation for this startling potpourri of damage? In the affidavit, Deleon, 21, says the baby let out a cry when she tried to move him from his stomach a few weeks ago -- possible evidence of prior injury or a break that happened at that moment. As for the burn on his leg, which was estimated to have been in the second- or third-degree range, she said skin had come off after she'd applied a washcloth soaked in hot water. But Pitts, 28, had a different story. He claimed he'd wrapped the leg in a towel he'd heated in a microwave for two minutes.

The child also had a burn on his right foot, which Pitts chalked up to him accidentally dropping a lit cigarette.

Pitts and Deleon should be familiar with law enforcement by now. He's done time for a drug conviction and has a sex assault on his record. Her busts touch on assault, robbery and drugs.

They're in new territory now, however. The Denver District Attorney's Office is reportedly mulling first-degree murder charges.

Update, 8:34 a.m. June 17: The first charge against Calvin Pitts and Amanda Deleon are in, and they're not murder one: The Denver DA's office has charged each of them with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

But that's unlikely to be the final word on the subject. The DA's office notes that the Denver coroner's inquiry into what actually killed three-month-old Sanai Pitts is continuing, as is other investigative work. Once that's complete, additional charges aren't just possible, but likely.

Int he meantime, the pair are slated to be formally advised of the charges against them on Monday, June 20. Their bond is set at $50,000 apiece. Look below for booking photos and our initial coverage.

Original item, 12:38 p.m. June 14: Calvin Pitts, 28, and Andrea Deleon, 21, have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death related to the passing of three-month-old Sanai Pitts this weekend.

Even after an autopsy, however, Denver coroner's office reps say the cause and manner of the child's death are still pending and must be studied further to pin down.

The Denver Police Department reportedly stresses that signs of trauma dating to various times in the infant's short life were evident, and neighbors say the child cried for hours on end, for whatever reason. Moreover, both Pitts and Deleon have criminal pasts; he did time on a drug beef and has a sexual assault arrest on his record, while her rap sheet includes busts for assault and robbery as well as drugs.

Nonetheless, the way Sanai Pitts died remains a mystery -- at least for now.

Look below to see larger copies of the couple's booking photos, as well as a Fox31 report on the case.

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Amanda Deleon.

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Calvin Pitts.

 

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Miss Penelope
Miss Penelope

I assumed they were both stupid teenagers, but no,he's a stupid grown adult. But it sounds like he may be uh, mentally challenged at least.

Cordova_kid_4eva
Cordova_kid_4eva

Awww poor baby. Both of thrm need to get beat the fuck up. Y would u harm a baby like that. Calvin aka calhoon...lol..is a bitch n amanda aka goofy is bitch for lettin it happen. They both are grimmy. N both some weak as niggas. I bet they wont come my way eit that shit. I hope they rot in hell. Fuck them n anyone that defends them...there is NOOOOO EXCUSE for hurtin a baby. Period. N whoever defends them ur a pussy too n should rot in hell as well... u should already know they gotta problem if her n her mama was tryna fuck on him... i regret ever knowin them

denise martinez
denise martinez

does anyone have an update on the case?i know amanda from high school but I haven't seen her since sophomore year..

Nickolebrown21
Nickolebrown21

i am i good friend of cavin and i dont belive he did that

sue
sue

its amazing they didnt eat the baby after they killed it  (thats what RATS do )      rodent slime !!both of them

CK
CK

To KUEI: A comment about a dead baby is the epitomy of tackiness. You may produce at work. But it is tragic that your mom and dad produced you.

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

He killed the baby  she did not stop it!  I hope they both go to prison. They will rot in hell when they die.

scoop411
scoop411

This is what I have been telling everyone .This is horrible and unbelievable.

Fiola
Fiola

These two are the type of scum you hope to meet in a back alley with your baseball bat.  As some commenters mentioned on other articles, our prisons have systems in place that keep prisoners in locked rooms 23 hours a day for life.These two are just the type who deserved such punishment.  Death penalty is too nice.  Lock them up and let them rot.  If other prisoners who happen to hate child abuse beat them to pulps, so be it.  These two are pure scum, filth.

Jack
Jack

This is insanity!  Only busted for child abuse so far?!?  Both of these shit smears should be executed.  Him for the abuse and her for allowing it to happen!  BOTH OF THEM ARE GUILTY!!!

Kuei
Kuei

Too bad the kid died. Had he survived, I'm POSITIVE it would have grown up to be a fine, young man and a real asset to society.

Carma_mama
Carma_mama

I KNOW BOTH PERSONALY N I THINK CALVIN DID IT. PERIOD. AMANDA IS A SWEET GURL BUT CALVIN IS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS OUTRAGEOUS ANGER ISSUES WHO ALWAYS HAS TO B IN CHARGE AND VERY VIOLENT DISRESPECTFUL AND JUS ALL AROUND A BAD PERSON. ITS GOOD THAT CHILD IS WITH THE LORD INSTEAD OF AROUND SOMEONE LIKE HIM. SMH POOR BABY...ITS IN GODS HANDS NOW

Jane doe
Jane doe

Highly doubt they are gettin off scott free if they didnt kill the baby they where abusing that baby.

southside205
southside205

I know Calhoun and defend him and you can find out weak at anytime ! and to everyone else just so yall know he didnt do it after he took the deal he was informed they didnt have anything on him . he is without his son and hurts everyday. people dont know him and for the ones that do know better and if you dont then believe me you never knew him . love and miss ya Houn we will see you FREE again one day !

scoop411
scoop411

Have you no soul.I am a white racist and I think this is pretty bad.

Guest
Guest

You don't sound so productive.

Deannasandoval93
Deannasandoval93

I knw both personally n there both fucked up pple... n bad pple at that

BigReveal
BigReveal

Any mother that would allow a man to abuse and torture her child is more disgusting to me than the abuser and is just as guilty.  They both should go down for a long time, period!

Kuei
Kuei

 She was with him. She did not protect her kid. She is as guilty as he. They are both trash.

Kuei
Kuei

On the contrary. I am a Manufacturing Process Engineer. I produce everyday.

Guest
Guest

BTW, most people would know by that job title that you have no formal education and work in a blue collar job, which includes different kinds of assemblies or textile manufacturing or food or meat packaging.  Bengali's do no eat beef.  Cows have dirty sex habits and three stomachs.

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