CREATED Jun. 10, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Inside the home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the northwest Valley, police arrested 26-year-old Jonathan Quisano for the death of his toddler Khayden Quisano.
"That cul-de-sac was full of cars including two police cars and I had no idea what had happened until it hit the news," one neighbor said.
Residents saw police at the home on Trimwater Court Thursday night after the toddler's mom Christina Rodrigues called for help.
Police paperwork reveals that the 3-year-old was suffering from bruised lungs and a possible lacerated spleen. Details of the alleged abuse has shaken neighbors.
"You try to ask yourself what could a 3-year-old have done to bring upon this type of wrath especially from the father," neighbor Phil Delaune said.
Police arrested Quisano after he admitted he was the only adult home with his son after the grandmother dropped off the child, but the rest of the father's story didn't jive with police.
Police said the father told investigators that his son had fallen off the back of the couch, but when paramedics took the baby to UMC hospital the doctor said the injuries were so bad a fall couldn't have caused them.
Documents show doctors also observed the child suffering from a skull fracture and concluded his injuries were not survivable. The toddler died from his injuries on Friday.
According to the arrest report, when police confronted the father, Quisano had no explanation for his son's multiple injuries.
"There is really no excuse and no reason this should have happened," Delaune said.
"Nobody wants to admit they're guilty, right?" added another neighbor.
Quisano doesn't have a criminal history in Las Vegas, but neighbors note he recently moved into the home with his in-laws. Quisano is due in court Tuesday.
The Department of Family services said it has no reports of child abuse at the home, but another "relevant family member" has been placed in custody. Neighbors believe the couple has another child.