A Harlem Baby Dies After Fallin In A Bucket Of Vomit
Harlem Baby Dies After Falling in Vomit
NEW YORK - A 3-month-old infant fell off a bed into a bucket of her teenage mother's vomit and died, said police, who charged the woman with negligent homicide on Thursday.
Savarin Dejesus, 18, had left the child with a baby sitter at an East Harlem group home where she lived to go out partying Sept. 15, police said.
When she returned, Dejesus vomited in the bucket next to the bed where she fell asleep with her daughter, Niah Ford, in her arms, police said.
The infant later tumbled into the bucket and apparently drowned, police said. Dejesus didn't discover what had happened to her baby until the next afternoon.
The girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Dejesus also was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. She was in police custody late Thursday.
A woman who answered the telephone at Dejesus' group home, the Fox House, declined to comment on the baby's death.