October 19, 2021

Woman Charged For Allegedly Starving Boyfriend’s 7-Year-Old Son To Death

New York prosecutors allege {that a} lady who’s a childcare supplier starved her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son to loss of life earlier this 12 months, charging her with second-degree homicide.

39-year-old Leticia Bravo doubtlessly faces 25 years to life in jail for the second-degree homicide of Peter Cuacuas. The Orange County District Lawyer’s Workplace has additionally charged the lady with manslaughter within the first and second diploma.

Arturo Cuacuas, the boy’s father and Bravo’s boyfriend, has already been charged with criminally negligent murder.

Prosecutors described that on February 10, Bravo introduced Peter’s lifeless physique to St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, the place the kid was later pronounced useless. An post-mortem carried out by the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Workplace discovered that the 7-year-old weighed 37 kilos on the time of his loss of life and had died on account of extreme malnutrition.

Prosecutors alleged that Bravo, who grew to become Peter’s major caretaker in September 2020, stored the boy locked in a bed room “behind a door that locked from the outside.” Authorities believed that Peter would stick with Bravo at her condo in Newburgh on daily basis besides Saturday when Bravo and Peter would stick with Cuacuas at his condo.

“It is unthinkable that someone would accept the responsibility of caring for a child and then deny that child the basic necessities of life,” District Lawyer David Hoovler advised CNN. “It is truly disturbing how this child was kept hidden from school authorities before he died.”