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The Bobster
04-11-2017, 06:40 PM

Stripper mom who lost daughter in fire gets jail for knife fight
By Jennifer Bain
April 11, 2017 | 1:40pm | Updated

Leila Aquino
Stefan Jeremiah

A Brooklyn stripper who dodged prison after her toddler daughter died in a house fire while she was at work landed in jail Tuesday — for allegedly assaulting a woman with a knife sharpener.

Leila Aquino, 21, had copped a deal for probation earlier this year for the Feb. 22, 2016, blaze that killed her 2-year-old daughter, Kalenah Muldrow.

The girl was left home alone in Brownsville as Aquino shook it at CityScapes Gentlemen’s Club in Queens. She pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

But Aquino was indicted for assault in the second degree last week for a March 5 fight during which she allegedly battered another woman with the sharpener, according to a grand-jury indictment.

Brooklyn prosecutors now want Aquino to do between a year and four years for the deadly fire since she violated the plea agreement with her arrest for the fight.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Deborah Dowling on Tuesday ordered Aquino remanded until her until sentencing May 3.

“She has been indicted, so certainly that is a change of circumstance,” Dowling said. “I’m not in a position to keep her out.”

Aquino, wearing jeans and a leather coat, sobbed as she handcuffed and hauled away.

Her lawyer had asked Dowling for mercy, saying Aquino had her life together by going to school and working.

But Dowling replied, “The last time she was here, I gave her the benefit of the doubt.”

Aquino returned home to see her apartment gutted by flames last year. the stripper told investigators she hadn’t been able to get a babysitter that night. The girl’s remains were found crouched under her bed.

Aquino came home the next morning carrying a box with $980 in $1 bills.