Monday, November 29, 2010

2-year-old boy dies during visitation with dad--after he leaves him with girlfriend to watch (Staten Island, New York)

Was last week Bad Girlfriend Week or what?

This is the third cases I've posted today about a child who died during his father's visitation--after Daddy dumped the caregiving responsibilities onto his latest pissy and resentful girlfriend. So far, it's an UNNAMED DAD.

If you can keep an abusive boyfriend out of the home, babies are overwhelmingly the safest--statistically speaking--when they are with their mothers. Period. Not Daddy. And not Daddy's new Gal Pal.

Boy’s Death on Staten Island Is Ruled a Homicide
Published: November 24, 2010

The death of a 2-year-old boy on Staten Island was ruled a homicide on Wednesday.

The boy, Josiah Taylor, died of battered child syndrome on Tuesday, the city medical examiner’s office determined. He had injuries in various states of healing, indicating they had occurred over time, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the office.

The boy lived with his mother in the Bronx, but his 28-year-old father was caring for him on Tuesday, the police said. The father left Josiah with his 18-year-old girlfriend at her Staten Island residence on Tuesday while he went to work, the police said. She called 911 when she found the child unconscious. Josiah was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital, North Site.

The police did not release the names of the father and girlfriend because the investigation was continuing and no charges had been filed.

The girlfriend was questioned in the boy’s death on Wednesday night, the police said. A man who answered the telephone at her home, just north of the Staten Island Expressway, declined to comment.

A law enforcement official said the girlfriend indicated she had shaken the child because he was unresponsive.

A spokesman for the Administration for Children’s Services said the agency was also investigating Josiah’s death.