Police: Child abuse suspect's 911 call was cover-up

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EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- In a dramatic 911 call Gregory Amador, 21, told the dispatcher he was not sure what happened to his girlfriend's son, but El Mirage police believe that call was all an elaborate cover-up for abuse.

On the tape, Amador's tone is frantic and his pleas are desperate. But El Mirage investigators said Amador did not hurry to call for an ambulance after allegedly abusing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.

Amador told the 911 dispatcher that the boy was napping. The operator asked about his health, starting to think the boy might have had a seizure. Amador went along with it staying on the line until the EMTs arrived.

It wasn't long until the story started to fall apart. Amador told police that the 2-year-old wasn't actually napping, but misbehaving, and documents show he admitted to pulling the boy out of his high chair and dropping him to the ground. Amador said the 2-year-old was unresponsive, but he didn't call 911 for some time because he was scared.

Police say too much time went by, and the boy's injuries were severe. The little boy died in the hospital.

Amador is now facing a first degree murder charge.

According to a new report more American children have died due to abuse in the past 10 years, than soldiers have died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.