Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A Davenport husband and wife were each sentenced Monday to three years in prison for stealing more than $400,000 in life insurance money from a former foster child.
17-month-old Brooklyn child beaten by foster mother's boyfriend likely to die
The 17-month-old Brooklyn child allegedly beaten by his foster mother’s boyfriend was likely assaulted with a metal rod or bat and is likely to die, it was revealed in court today.
Kysheen Oliver, 19, was arraigned on assault and endangerment charges in Brooklyn Criminal Court today as the prosecution revealed the horrific injuries he allegedly inflicted on little Kymell Oram while he was babysitting last Thursday.
Kymell suffered multiple broken ribs, bruising to his buttocks, torso and eyes, a lacerated liver, a bruised spleen and a torn anus in an attack likely to have included the use of a metal rod or bat, Assistant District Attorney Wilfredo Cotto told Criminal Court Judge Joanne Quinones.
There were gasps in the courtroom and a stunned onlooker exclaimed, "Damn!" as the orgy of violence was recounted.
Oliver’s girlfriend, 32-year-old Teyunna Cummings, returned home from dropping her daughter and another foster child and found Kymell laying face down in a pool of vomit.
Kymell was having difficulty breathing and Cummings gave him asthma medicine and told Oliver to call 911, Cotto said.
Oliver said they should wait 20 minutes for the medicine to take effect, but Cummings told him the child didn’t have 20 minutes, Cotto said.
After being whisked away in an ambulance, Kymell had to be twice resuscitated and is likely to die, the prosecutor said.
Quinones ordered Oliver held without bail.