Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Update on the Nigerian nurse that killed a baby

Licensed practical nurse Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54, has been arraigned at a Queens Criminal Court, NY. She is accused of fatally scalding a baby girl, Naomi Mondesire who died from the injuries.

Authorities said Adebayo put little Naomi into a scalding-hot bath causing second- and third-degree burns over 50% of the infant’s body.

The scorching water peeled the skin from the baby girl’s legs, authorities said.

Adebayo had only been caring for the 23-month-old for two days.

After Naomi's death, cops nabbed Adebayo as she boarded a Virgin Atlantic flight to Nigeria via London. Adebayo also made a large money transfer around the same time.

Prosecutors also said Adebayo had  some misdemeanor arrests on her record and a track record of missing court dates.

“She told investigators that she bathed the child and when she took her out she saw skin falling off her body,” the prosecutor said.

The defense attorney said, "My client is a nurse with two children...She did test the water….My client understands what is involved in this matter...Someone who has been a nurse for the past 19 years understands what it means to take care of a child."

Meanwhile Naomi's grandmother collapsed in tears in court and both families refused to comment on the case.

Adebayo was ordered held without bail and is due back in court on May 15.

If convicted, she faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

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