Boy Dies Covered In Cigarette Burns
This little boy had his whole life ahead of him.
According to NY Daily News:
A 4-year-old boy died after being found unconscious in the care of a baby-sitter in a Hell’s Kitchen apartment Wednesday — and his body was marked by cigarette burns and defensive wounds, police sources said.
Police found Myles Dobson unresponsive when they arrived at the apartment in the Ritz Plaza, a luxury doorman building on W. 48th St., near Eighth Ave., following a 911 call at 10:50 a.m., police said.
The boy was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital.
The baby-sitter, a 37-year-old woman, was interviewed by detectives for several hours, the sources said.
She said she heard a noise, ran back into the bathroom, and found the boy in the tub, unconscious, the sources said.
There was no water in the tub, sources said.
Investigators had questions about the woman’s story, because the child’s skin was pocked with burns that were consistent with being poked with a lit cigarette, and his body had wounds that appeared to have been sustained while he tried to defend himself, sources said.
His body was also bruised, the sources said.
“It looks like we’re going to charge her,” a police source told the Daily News, cautioning that a decision had not been made because the investigation had just begun. “It’s too early.”
Her story smells fishy. Prayers go out to his family.
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