A three-year-old girl was allegedly beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend because she soiled herself.
Police were called to an apartment in a Brooklyn homeless shelter after a 911 caller reported hearing bloodcurdling screams.
Jeida Torres, 3, was found unconscious and unresponsive by police after the suspect, Kelsey Smith, 20, allegedly “punched and choked” the child.
“I saw the paramedics run out with little girl wrapped in a blanket,” neighbor Keith Best, 43, said. “Her hands were just hanging out — just limp.”
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Jeida’s mother Kimberly and her father sobbed uncontrollably en route to the hospital.
The little girl was taken to Wyckoff Hospital in cardiac arrest with trauma to her head and body. She died at the hospital.
“She either pooped her pants or peed on herself, and he got agitated,” a source told the New York Daily News.
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Jeida and her 5-year-old brother, Andrew, were left alone with Smith by their mother, Kimberly Jones, when she went to work.
Andrew also showed signs of being abused, but his injuries may have occurred at an earlier date.
Smith, who fled the scene, tried to commit suicide by cutting his throat when police found him across the Queens border, reports The Daily News.
Smith has a long criminal record, including charges for robbery and grand larceny, a gang assault charge, and criminal mischief.
Charges have not been filed against Smith, but he is in police custody.
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