Friday, May 1, 2015
Nigerian Nurse Arrested In New York For Murder of Disabled Baby
A 54-year-old Nigerian nurse practicing in New York, USA, Oluyemisi Adebayo, has been arrested and charged for the murder of a disabled 23-month-old baby, Naomi Mondesire, by submerging her in scalding bath water for about 30 second, reports Daily Mail.
Adebayo who almost escaped to Nigeria, was nabbed on Wednesday April 28th in Queens, New York, as she was about boarding a flight that would have taken her out of the country.
According to police authorities, the evil nurse was taking care of the baby on April 21 when she prepared her for a bath.
Though the doctors account said that the baby was badly burnt, the nurse said she tested the water with her own hand before placing Naomi in the tub but she noticed pieces of skin peeling off Naomi's legs when she took her out.
The doctors also told police that Adebayo's account of how the baby was burned was inconsistent with the nature of her injuries.
Police say the baby was submerged up to her waist in 130-degree water for 30 seconds while the girl little girl died from thermal injuries to 50 per cent of her body, three days after doctors at Nassau University Medical Center performed surgery on her.
Naomi's heartbroken grandmother, Gardite Mondesire, was furious at the woman she had hired to look after the little girl just one day before she was scalded.
Mondesire said she returned to her apartment on Memphis Avenue in the Rosedale section of Queens at around 7.25 pm on Tuesday to find her tenant running around the home picking up pieces of her granddaughter's skin.
When she got Adebayo on the phone, the nurse allegedly claimed she didn't know how Naomi got scalded.
The nurse was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport at around 7am while trying to board a flight to Nigeria via London.
Adebayo, who according to her LinkedIn page has been a licensed nurse practitioner for more than 16 years, could face up to 25 years to life in convicted.
Naomi's mother, 32-year-old Cynthia Mondesire, said she had had two miscarriages before giving birth to Naomi - her only surviving child.