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The Bobster
12-14-2016, 05:02 PM
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Mom accused of smothering her baby to death mulls plea deal
By Emily Saul
December 14, 2016 | 1:56pm

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Latisha Fisher appears in court on Wednesday. Photo: Steven Hirsch

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The 1-year-old child was found with foam coming out of his nose and mouth at a restaurant near Penn Station in 2015.
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A Manhattan mom accused of smothering her infant son to death because she “was afraid that someone was going to eat him,’’ is mulling a plea deal, her attorney said.

Latisha Fisher —who allegedly killed 1-year-old Gavriel in a Midtown fast food bathroom last year–was offered the choice between a flat 25 years in prison or 15 to life behind bars if she “takes responsibility,” Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gregory Carro said.

Prosecutors have offered the first deal, while the jurist put forward the latter.

But Fisher, who is schizophrenic, declined to make her decision right away, defense attorney Brian Konoski told the court.

The 36-year-old, who allegedly told cops “the devil” made her smother her son in the 5 Boro Burger–and has also said she “doesn’t deserve to live” for killing the tot– will have until Monday to decide.

If she can’t, she’ll head to trial, Judge Carro said.

The Bobster
12-19-2016, 05:19 PM
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Mom accused of killing 1-year-old son rejects plea deals
By Emily Saul
December 19, 2016 | 4:25pm

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Latisha Fisher
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A Facebook photo of Latisha Fisher and her son, whom she allegedly smothered to death.
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A Manhattan woman accused of murdering her 1-year-old son turned up her nose at two separate plea deals Monday and is headed to trial.

“You’re sure?” a dumbfounded Judge Gregory Carro asked shackled Latisha Fisher, who whispered a barely audible “yes” in response.

Fisher allegedly smothered her son, Gavriel, in a Midtown fast food restroom in 2015. She told cops she was “afraid that someone was going to eat him,” according to court documents.

Prosecutors and Judge Carro offered the schizophrenic woman a choice between 22 years flat behind bars, or 15 years to life last Thursday.

“The people’s offer is actually better,” the jurist told a stone-faced Fisher after her attorney, Brian Konoski, told the court she wished to head to trial.

“You’d be guaranteed to get out earlier, with the people’s offer,” he added. “You could be out in just 18 and a half years if you behave.”

But the 36-year-old–who previously told cops she “didn’t deserve to live” for what she’d done– remained unmoved by the judge’s attempts to explain the offers.

Fisher will return to court for hearings and trial Feb. 8.

The Bobster
10-31-2017, 01:46 PM
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Mom pleads guilt to smothering 1-year-old son in burger joint
By Rebecca Rosenberg
October 30, 2017 | 2:25pm

​As her trial was set to begin Monday, a deranged mom pleaded guilty to smothering her 1-year-old son in a Midtown burger joint.

Latisha Fisher, 38, copped to one count of first-degree manslaughter in exchange for 18 years in prison as part of a plea deal.

The mom, who suffers from schizophrenia, faced up to life in prison if convicted of the top charge of second-degree murder.

Fisher was arrested in March 2015 after she was discovered in the bathroom of 5 Boro Burger, holding her son, Gavriel Fisher, who was foaming from the nose and turning blue, authorities said.

“Da debbil made me do it,” Fisher allegedly told responding cops. “I was afraid that someone was going to eat him,” she bizarrely claimed.

“I was protecting him. I put him to sleep with my hand,” she said.

Defense lawyer, Bryan Konoski, didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Fisher is due back in Manhattan Supreme Court Nov. 20 for sentencing.

The Bobster
11-21-2017, 03:20 PM
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Schizophrenic mom ​who smothered son gets 18 years
By Rebecca Rosenberg
November 21, 2017 | 9:20am | Updated

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Latisha Fisher cries in court during her sentencing. Natan Dvir


A schizophrenic mom ​who smothered her 1-year-old son in a Manhattan burger-joint bathroom and then claimed, “The devil made me do it,” ​was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday.

The baby’s father, Louis Ortiz Jr., was in tears as prosecutors read a brief impact statement he wrote for Latisha Fisher’s sentencing.

He said he was thrilled when his son, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, was born.

​​“All I could think about was being a father and all the things we’d do together, teaching him how to ride a bike, play sports and how to be a respectable man,” he wrote.

But on March 30, 2015, Fisher suffocated the child in the bathroom of 5 Boro Burger in Midtown.

“Da debbil made me do it,” she told responding cops. “I was protecting him. I put him to sleep with my hand.”

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro said that Fisher, 38, although suffering from mental illness, had accepted responsibility for her actions.

Fisher copped to first-degree manslaughter in a plea deal on Oct. 30, 2016, the same day that jury selection was set to begin in her second-degree murder trial.

Her lawyer, Bryan Konoski, said taking the deal helped Fisher dodge a possible life sentence.