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Day care worker fatally stomps on 20-month-old boy during wrestling match (video)

By Mason White 11:52 AM August 25, 2014
Athena Skeeter 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A day care worker who was arrested on charges of manslaughter after stomping on a young boy, told police that she was wrestling with him, police in New York said.

Bronx Police said that the woman accused of killing the child in her care, admitted that she threw the boy to the ground and stepped on him three times.

40-year-old Athena Skeeter, was charged on Sunday, with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. Skeeter is licensed as a child care professional, who watched children at her apartment.

The father of 20-month-old Cardell Williamson, said that he is shocked by what happened to his boy. According to the police investigation, officers found the boy laying on a bed, struggling to breathe.

Officers administered CPR and rushed the boy to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, where he died. The coroner said the cause of death was a homicide by blunt force trauma to the child’s head and torso.

The suspect is also accused of burning the boy in a tub of hot water.