NYC mom who didn’t want ‘fat-ass’ baby indicted in son’s malnutrition death
A Queens mom whose 7-month-old boy died from malnutrition has been indicted on manslaughter charges, officials said.
Carla Garriques, 28 — who previously told The Post she was following the Bible with her baby’s diet and wasn’t “going to carry a fat-ass child” — was arraigned Thursday on the three-count indictment and held in jail.
Her tiny son, Kemari, died Oct. 30, 2020, after first responders were called to the Queens home.
An autopsy found that the baby suffered from “severe malnutrition.” Kemari only weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces — nearly 10 pounds underweight, according to the Queens DA’s Office.
“Tragically, during seven short months of life, he suffered with too little food and barely any medical care,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement. “He died underweight with loss of muscle, bone and other maladies.
“As alleged, this defendant — the infant’s mother — was the sole caregiver who neglected medical attention and failed to provide basic sustenance for life to this helpless victim.”
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