Emily Ramirez Bronx mother charged with criminal negligent homicide of eight month old baby daughter, Amelie Belle Perez.
The mother of an eight-month-old baby girl has been arrested and charged in connection to her daughter’s death after the child was found ‘unresponsive’ face down in the bathtub of their Bronx home.
Amelie Belle Perez passed away in a New York hospital on July 15.
The toddler spent nearly two weeks in an intensive care unit after her mother, Emily Ramirez, 23, left her in the tub at their apartment along Vyse Avenue in the Bronx on July 3.
In late July, Amelie’s death was ruled a homicide. On Tuesday, New York police arrested Ramirez in connection to her daughter’s death.
According to a police statement, Ramirez has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in a manner injurious to a child. On July 3, Ramirez called 911 after finding her daughter face down in the bath.
She told police she had left Amelie in the tub with the water running ‘for a few minutes’, according to the nydailynews.
Ramirez said she was cleaning the apartment when the incident occurred.
Emergency services arrived to find that Amelie still had a pulse, and was rushed to St Barnabas Hospital in critical condition. She was later transported to Montefiore Children’s Hospital.
Despite the best efforts of doctors, the eight month old child died at a local hospital on July 15.
‘As a mother myself, I know she’s going through it, know she’s going through it,’ friend and neighbor Norvella Farrow said during a makeshift memorial following the girl’s death ABC7 reported. ‘In a blink of an eye, something could happen. I’m not the judger. She has to live with that herself.’
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.