Mother charged with shaking her baby to death in New York

Mother charged with shaking her baby to death in New York

Mother charged with shaking her baby to death in New York

According to detectives, the mother of a 1-month-old Brooklyn kid who was discovered dead in his family’s apartment earlier this year was detained for reportedly shaking him to death.

Elsa Sanchez, 21, was arrested at 9 p.m. Wednesday in East Flatbush in connection with the death of her infant son, Daquan Vaughan-Sanchez, on March 8 inside the apartment on East 32nd Street near Snyder Avenue.

According to authorities, Sanchez was charged with manslaughter, reckless assault on a kid inflicting brain injury, and acting in a child-abusing manner.

Mother charged with shaking her baby to death in New York

Shaken baby syndrome was the cause of the infant’s death, according to investigators.

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Daquan died of violent head and neck injuries, according to the city medical examiner’s office, which ruled his death a homicide.

Authorities said Daquan’s 25-year-old father discovered him unconscious and unresponsive around 5:30 a.m. that day and called 911.

He was airlifted to SUNY Downstate University Hospital, where he died on March 10.

Following a recent run of child abuse-related deaths across the city, the homicide ruling and arrest were made.

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