Woman Steps on and Kills Toddler at Day Care in Bronx, New York
Woman Steps on and Kills Toddler at Day Care in Bronx, NY – 40 year old Athena Skeeter, a licensed child care worker in the state of New York, has been charged with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child after killing a child at her day care. The woman told police she threw a toddler to the ground and stepped on him 3 times.
According to Skeeter’s first story story she had picked up Williamson by one arm and one leg to move him from the bed to the floor, and then stepped on his stomach. Court documents later showed she was wrestling with the 20 month old Cardell Williamson in her College Avenue apartment.
The child was physically disabled and could barely breathe after the incident. He was rushed to the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center where he was later pronounced dead.
The medical examiner determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the boy’s head and torso. Some sources claim he had severe scalding marks as well.
Carlyle Williamson, the toddler’s father, is blaming the city for forcing him to leave his son at day care. He claims this isn’t the first time something has happened to his son at Skeeter’s day care; apparently he also fell down 2 or 3 flights of steps because his “shoes were too tight.”