Father shares message in Visalia infant death

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Daniel Harris still mourns the loss of his newborn son, Alexander.

"I just go minute by minute and I can't even say I go day by day," Daniel tells Action News via Skype.

Alexander's mom, Jennifer Granberg is now serving 15 years to life in prison for the 2-month-old's death. Granberg's boyfriend and Christopher Harris, is waiting to be sentenced for his role in the infant's death.

Daniel says in 2012, Granberg left and moved to Visalia with their newborn and Christopher.

"I always told her I was like if you cannot take care of him I will always be there I'm always going to be there to take care of him," Daniel says.

In April 2012 Visalia Police was called to the couple's home on North Divasdero. Alexander was dead. Investigators say the baby was put in a hot bath and suffered severe burns. Granberg and Christopher didn't call for help until it was too late.

Christopher was in court on Wednesday for a hearing to schedule his sentencing. He pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter earlier this year and agreed to testify against Granberg.

"He and the co-defendant his girlfriend had care and custody of this child this child suffered the severe injuries, the scalding injuries in the bathtub, both failed to seek medical treatment and as a result the child passed away," says Tulare County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Fultz.

Daniel hopes his grief helps get a message to other parents.

"If your child is injured you should do whatever it takes," Daniel says.

Daniel is grateful justice in his son's case is being served. He hopes no other parent has to go through the pain that he's suffering.

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