Two parents beat their babies to death in NJ and New York: prosecutors accuse

Two young men, one of them Hispanic, have been charged in the deaths of their babies in New Jersey and Queens (NYC).

Shaquan Butler, 26, was arrested Tuesday in New York and charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of his namesake baby boy, according to NYPD.

the parents of 3 year old boy called 911 around 7:40 p.m. Sunday to report that he was drowning inside his house on Queens Boulevard near Hillyer Street, in the elmhurst neighborhood. The baby was rushed to a hospital but died, it said. Pix11.

The death was later declared a homicide by the medical examiner. they could see bruises all over the child’s bodypolice said, without offering further details.

While in New Jersey, Radamez Santana was accused of killing his 4-month-old daughter. Police responded to a 911 call about a non-breathing infant on November 10 and transported the girl to the hospital, where she died shortly before 11 a.m.

Santana, 22, of Perth Amboy, was arrested and charged Tuesday with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a minor, prosecutors said.

Investigators said the girl died from the injuries he sustained while with his father. The girl’s exact injuries were not specified.

All charges are mere accusations and those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Several children died in the last months of 2021 in NYC victims of alleged abuse in their homes. Other cases have also been reported in 2022. If you are a victim or suspect that someone is being mistreated, especially if they are a minor or elderly person:

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