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The Bobster
01-16-2017, 04:40 PM
http://nypost.com/2017/01/16/abused-infant-dies-from-injuries/

Abused infant dies from injuries
By Tina Moore, Lorena Mongelli and Natalie Musumeci
January 16, 2017 | 2:14pm | Updated

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Sherlin Yeslin Camacho
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A Bronx infant girl who was found severely injured and not breathing has died after nearly a week on life support, police sources told The Post Monday.

Little Sherlin Yeslin Camacho died Monday at Montefiore Hospital around 7:15 a.m. — nearly a week after she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with a slew of serious injuries.

Her cause of death has yet to be determined.

Immediately after the 3-month-old was rushed to the hospital, NYPD detectives began grilling residents of the family’s home in the West Farms section of the borough, including her father, mother and 5-year-old brother.

The young boy told detectives that his little sister made him “angry” when she cried and demonstrated on a life-size baby doll how he would hold his sister by slamming it down and punching it, sources said.

The girl’s family is still being questioned and no arrests have been made.

Sherlin’s dad, Manuel Camacho, 27, called cops to the Honeywell Avenue home and told them the baby stopped breathing after he burped her and she vomited Tuesday morning, sources said.

When the premature 6-pound baby was taken to the hospital, medical staff found that her injuries included new and old rib fractures, torn-off toenails and fingernails, scratches and abrasions to her body, tibia, femur and clavicle fractures, fractures to her skull, a partially obstructed airway and a torn tongue, sources said.

A lawyer for the baby’s mom, Katherine Placencia Rodriguez, 23, told The Post that the mother is “devastated.”

“She’s just crying and devastated that she wasn’t there,” said attorney Jessica Cuadrado, who noted that the parents were barred by a court order from seeing the gravely injured baby in the hospital more than two hours per day due to a newly opened case with the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

The order stated that “ACS did not have to be present while they visit provided that hospital staff didn’t leave either parents alone with the baby,” Cuadrado said. “Hospital staff did not want to at all be responsible.”

Cuadrado said she pleaded with ACS to get Rodriguez in to see the baby for more hours and that agency officials said Sunday they would grant her request, but that it was “too late.”

“When [Rodriquez] walked in the hospital room at 8 a.m., the baby was gone,” said Cuadrado.

Last week, after Sherlin was hospitalized, ACS opened the case, which mentions Sherlin’s mom, dad, a roommate in the family’s apartment and her babysitter, the lawyer said.

When asked how the baby suffered her injuries, Cuadrado said, “We don’t know.”

ACS had no prior history related to either parent, sources said.

Neighbors were saddened by the news of Sherlin’s death.

“It’s heartbreaking,” said neighbor Miladys Rivera, 45. “I have a 1-year-old granddaughter and a 4-year-old. I don’t understand how anyone would harm a child that’s so innocent.”

Antonio Quintara, 60, who rents a room in the family’s apartment and was there the day the child was hospitalized, said he was upset to hear the news.

“I have four kids myself,” he said.

The Bobster
01-20-2017, 11:07 AM
http://nypost.com/2017/01/20/abused-tots-death-ruled-a-homicide/

Abused tot’s death ruled a homicide
By Amanda Woods
January 20, 2017 | 9:10am

The death of the infant found severely injured and not breathing in her Bronx home has been ruled a homicide, police said on Friday.

Three-month-old Sherlin Yeslin Camacho died Monday at Montefiore Hospital around 7:15 a.m. — nearly a week after she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with a slew of serious injuries.

A spokeswoman for the city Medical Examiner’s office said Camacho died of a “blunt force injury” to her head.

Last week, NYPD detectives grilled residents of the family’s home in West Farms, including her father, mother and 5-year-old brother.

The young boy told detectives that his little sister made him “angry” when she cried and demonstrated on a life-size baby doll how he would hold his sister by slamming it down and punching it, sources said.

Cops said no one was in custody or being questioned Friday morning.