A one-year-old passed away after being left alone at home in the care of his 6-year-old sibling in New York. The toddler was trapped in between a bed and wall for a while before any help came.
When most families were enjoying the weekend with parents being home with kids and kids not having to worry about school work, Kennedy Drive in Spring Valley, New York witnessed the death of a toddler.
The Spring Valley Police Department made a heartbreaking announcement following the rescue of a child that was trapped at a Rockland County home in the absence of his mother.
Phoenix Fire Department trucks and other vehicles respond to a scene on January 30, 2011 | Photo: Shutterstock
On Saturday, a few minutes after 8 pm, the authorities and the Spring Valley Fire Department reached the scene to find a one-year-old boy with a wounded body.
The police were alerted by a neighbor. The 6-year-old who was left to supervise the one-year-old noticed there was something wrong and hurriedly left for a neighbor to explain the situation.
On arrival, the medics attended to the unresponsive child, and he was immediately freed from the trap by the fire service—nobody knows how he got in between the hard surfaces. The child was quickly sent to Nyack Hospital, where he was declared dead.
Without wasting time, the police began investigations into the case and discovered that the one-year-old child together with a two-year-old child was left under the care of their 6-year-old sibling.
Detective Matthew Galli of the Spring Police Department explained that parents must ensure to look after their offspring no matter their schedule.
They were all abandoned without any adults in their surroundings to keep an eye on the trio. As soon as the police got a hold of their mother, 36-year-old Maria Dorleus, they arrested her.
The mother-of-three has been charged with manslaughter. With no one available to look after the kids, they have both been placed under the care of Child Protective Services.
A statement from the Police hinted that this is a serious and unfortunate occurrence. Detective Matthew Galli of the Spring Police Department explained that parents must ensure to look after their offspring no matter their schedule.
Failure to do this or keep the child with a watchful adult may lead to such a devastating incident and this can happen to anybody.
This was the first time the police responded to any call within the area. They confirmed that they do not have any details concerning a past complaint in the apartment.