Queens District Attorney: Babysitter, Not Blizzard, Killed Baby

Queens District Attorney: Babysitter, Not Blizzard, Killed Baby

Queens District Attorney: Babysitter, Not Blizzard, Killed Baby

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Jan. 7 2011 10:51 PM

Queens District Attorney: Babysitter, Not Blizzard, Killed Baby

Remember that baby who died because lazy union goons from New York's sanitation department were refusing to plow the streets in a timely manner? The Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby got a big kick out of it, taking to Twitter to smugly ask when the "union bosses" would "be prosecuted for manslaugnter."

Well, now there's an indictment in the case , after all:

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On Friday, Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney, said an investigation revealed that delayed medical treatment had not led to the child’s death, but rather pointed to irreversible injuries caused by Ana Delarosa, his baby sitter.

Ms. Delarosa became frustrated after the infant had started crying, he said in a statement, and "repeatedly shook him hard and asked, 'What is wrong with you? Why are you crying?’ "

Ms. Delarosa did not stop shaking him "until he stopped crying and went limp," he said.

She was charged with second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child, Mr. Brown said. 

Jacoby has not gotten around to posting the updated news on Twitter. Maybe it's because he's in Boston and doesn't really keep close track of what happens in New York? Maybe he could have thought of that in the first place.