Woman Arrested for Suffocating her Toddler in Manhattan Restaurant

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New York City police officers have arrested a 35-year-old Manhattan woman in the death of her 20-month-old son.

Latisha Fisher reportedly locked herself and her son, Gabriel Ortiz-Fisher, inside the restroom of the 5 Boro Burger in Midtown on Monday.

Employees noticed something was wrong when a long line formed outside the toilet. When they unlocked the door with a key, they found Gabriel unconscious and foaming at the mouth. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A police source told The New York Daily News that when a restaurant employee saw Fisher holding her hand over her son’s mouth, Fisher said it was to “put him to sleep.”

Fisher reportedly tried to stop bystanders from performing CPR on the boy. Police are still investigating his death and have yet to bring charges.

SOURCE: UPI – Kate Stanton

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