Mother charged with murder of daughter, 3, who starved to death
on 11/09/2013 15:37:32
Nathalyz Rivera, who had special needs, weighed only 11 pounds when she was found in a filthy home, the average weight of a three-month-old child.
Local news reports said her mother took the girl to hospital, wrapped in a dirty blanket, but she was already dead.
When crime scene investigators went to the scene, they wore bio-hazard suits and masks to search the apartment.
The girl showed signs of bruising and bites on her body, which police said may have been from fleas, insects or rodents.