NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Medical Examiner’s workplace has decided that two Bronx toddlers who died simply minutes aside have been killed by blunt pressure trauma to the torso.
Each youngsters suffered from bronchial asthma, however the ME dominated their deaths homicides.
Three-yr-previous Micah Gee and his 2-yr-previous sister, Olivia, have been put to mattress round eight:30 p.m. Sunday, their mom and boyfriend advised police.
Police stated their mom –Jade Spencer, 31 — referred to as 911 simply after 1:15 a.m. saying Micah was not respiration.
Earlier than putting that decision, Spencer – a nurse practitioner – informed police she had simply given her daughter bronchial asthma medicine after her boyfriend awoke saying, “Olivia doesn’t look proper.”
When EMS arrived, they discovered the two-yr-previous woman unresponsive.
Each youngsters suffered from extreme bronchial asthma. They have been taken to Montefiore Medical Middle, the place they have been later pronounced lifeless – Olivia simply three minutes earlier than her brother.
Docs advised police each youngsters had signs that may be brought on from extreme bronchial asthma assaults. Police additionally observed unexplained accidents to each of their necks.
Each the mom and her boyfriend have been questioned by police Monday.
Now that the Medical Examiner has decided that they died on account of blunt pressure trauma, police need to speak to each of them once more.
Police stated Spencer’s boyfriend — Novell Jordan, 31 — has 4 prior arrests and is a gang member. They stated she has solely been courting him for seven months, and neighbors stated they’ve solely seen him a handful of occasions.