This is indeed HEARTBREAKING and almost hard to watch. A 4 year old child was killed at the hands of her own mother and her boyfriend as her FATHER tried to no avail to gain custody of the child!
A mother and her boyfriend have both been charged in the death of the woman’s 4-year-old daughter.’
Sierra Day and Deonte Lewis were charged with aggravated murder in the death of Aniya Day. The suspects are being held on a $1-million bond each.
Euclid police and paramedics were called to an apartment complex on Lakeshore Blvd. on Sunday after receiving a 911 call that the child was unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead at Euclid Hospital. The hospital reported her death as a suspected homicide and the medical examiner’s office confirmed the manner of death as a homicide.
Family members on Monday told FOX 8’s Jack Shea there were obvious signs the little girl was being abused and neglected.
A 911 call reveals new details as authorities investigate the death of a 4-year-old girl in Euclid.
The little girl’s mother, Sierra Day; and the mother’s boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, who are both charged in her death, called 911 on Sunday.
Lewis tells the dispatcher the little girl, Aniya Day, is barely breathing, and not speaking or responding to them.
Sierra Day then gets on the phone and tells the dispatcher: “She’s been acting a little sick. We went to Red Lobster last week. I thought it was ’cause of that, ’cause she started acting weird; I thought it was like a stomach virus, something she ate, or whatever. I noticed at home, we start feeding her and she throws everything up.”
Sierra Day tells the dispatcher her daughter’s flu-like symptoms started last Thursday. Day says she did not take her daughter to the doctor, but had just spoken to a 24-hour nurse.
Shortly after that, Sierra Day tells the dispatcher that her daughter is not breathing, at which time the dispatcher instructs her to start CPR.
Aniya Day was later pronounced dead at Euclid Hospital. The hospital reported her death as a suspected homicide and the medical examiner’s office confirmed that.
Family members on Monday told FOX 8’s Jack Shea there were obvious signs the little girl was being abused and neglected. Sources at the scene on Sunday reported the child was “emaciated and bruised.”
THis is a FACEBOOK video of Aniya before her DEATH!
Garrett said he was fighting to gain custody of his daughter and made repeated complaints accusing Day and Lewis of harming and abusing the child.
The girl’s paternal grandmother Rachael Garrett told Cleveland.com that in recent months the family would notice bruises, black eyes and rug burns on Aniya’s body.
She said that raised concerns that she was being abused and prompted them to contact child services.
Day was scheduled to meet with a social worker on Monday to discuss Mickhal Garrett’s petition for an emergency custody, reported News 5 Cleveland.
A GoFundMe appeal asking for donations to help with Aniya’s funeral expenses has so far raised more than $12,300.
SO SAD…. This is why estranged parents often TAKE OFF with their kids… the SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS often times FAIL these families, particularly families of color and lower socio-economic status.