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Caretaker Is Accused of Killing Queens Toddler in a Scalding Bath.

A nurse practitioner from Queens, New York, has been charged in the killing of a developmentally disabled toddler who was submerged in scalding bath water.Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54, a licensed nurse practitioner, was arrested just as she was about to board a flight to Africa, according to the Queens DA’s Office.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A nurse from Queens was arrested Wednesday and charged with killing a toddler under her care by placing her in a scalding bath. She was charged with murder for killing Naomi Mondesire, who died Monday after being scalded on April 21 at the family’s home in Rosedale, police said. “The tiny victim suffered extraordinarily painful injuries for several days before she died,” said DA Richard Brown. “This is a terribly sad and tragic case that could have been prevented.”

Adebayo said she had prepared a bath for Naomi on Tuesday, April 21, and that she tested the temperature of the hot water with her own hand before putting Naomi in the tub, prosecutors said. But NYPD Crime Scene Unit detectives determined that the water from the tub spigot reached 130 degrees, and it took about two minutes to reach the maximum temperature, prosecutors said. Around 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, Adebayo, a licensed practical nurse, submerged little Naomi in water so hot that it actually burned pieces of skin off the child, according to authorities.

The little girl died from thermal injuries to 50 per cent of her body Monday, three days after doctors at Nassau University Medical Center performed surgery on her. The young girl died Monday. “She couldn’t even scream,” said Naomi’s grandmother Gardite Mondesire, 54, who was at a nearby library when a tenant called her with the terrible news. But medical workers later told investigators the nature of the injuries did not fit with Adebayo’s account, and that the child was likely submerged waist-deep in 130-degree water for 30 seconds, according to officials. “She was the strongest person I knew, not baby, strongest person I ever knew,” said a shaken Cynthia Mondesire.“It’s senseless.

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