39-year-old Leticia Bravo ended up being the main babysitter for 7-year-old Peter Cuacuas back in September of last year when the school year had started and also he had resided at her residence on a daily basis up until Saturday when his father cared for his son at his apartment, Newburgh Police Commissioner Jose A. Gomerez pointed out. Peter stopped logging into online school in January. On February 10 he had been transported to St Luke’s Hospital, where doctors pronounced the boy dead.
“An autopsy conducted by the Orange County medical examiner concluded that Peter — who weighed just 37 pounds — had died of malnutrition,” Gomerez stated on Friday. “It is alleged that Bravo left Peter locked and secluded in a bedroom behind doors, locked from the outside since January 2021.”
Bravo is thought to be Peter’s mom, yet police weren’t able to state that with confidence in the course of a news announcement on Friday.
Authorities apprehended Leticia Bravo on Thursday. She is facing charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, as well as second-degree manslaughter. Her bond has been set at $250,000, however, it would be decreased with a secured bail, authorities mentioned.
Bravo is facing 25 years to life behind bars for the harshest penalty charge of second-degree murder.
Arturo Cuacuas, who is Peter’s dad, is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide, however, he had not been in police custody as of Friday, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler pointed out. A contact number provided to reach him wasn’t in service as of Sunday.
Cuacuas is charged due to the fact that even though he had the kid just one day per week, he “should have known” the health conditions his child had been in, Hoovler mentioned.
Court documents were not promptly readily available for neither Bravo nor Cuacuas and also it is not clear if they have retained lawyers.
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