The father of a malnourished infant who died in November is facing charges related to the baby’s death.
Gregory Robey, the father of 3-month-old Phillip Robey, was arrested on charges of murder and neglect of a dependent.
The baby’s mother, Bambi Glazebrook, was charged earlier with murder.
Phillip was so malnourished at the time of his death that he only weighed five pounds, which was less than his August birth weight. Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson said the cause of death was ruled extreme failure to thrive or starvation.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Phillip was kept in the drawer of an entertainment center. Glazebrook said the baby often slept with his eyes open while in the drawer.
Glazebrook told investigators Gregory Robey was at the home where Phillip died until around 1 p.m. on the day of the baby’s death. The same documents said Gregory Robey told investigators the last time he was in the home was Nov. 7, the day before the baby’s death.
Robey said that while he was at the home on Nov. 7, he noticed that Phillip seemed to be having breathing problems while asleep in the drawer of the entertainment center.
Glazebrook said the baby became fussy while in the drawer on the day his death, so she gave him a pacifier. After Philip had soiled his diaper, Glazebrook noticed his leg was stiff while changing him. She then noticed that the baby was not breathing and woke up her father, who told her to call 911.
Robey’s arrest record includes as many as six arrests from 2003 to 2011. Most of the charges were dismissed, but he has a 2005 conviction for stalking and a 2007 conviction for resisting law enforcement.