2-year-old girl dies in fire while her mother earned $700 in tips at strip clubBy Mason White 7:03 PM February 24, 2016
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A young girl in New York, burned to death while her mother was out stripping in a club.
Police arrested 20-year-old Leila Aquino, after she returned home to find that her house went up in flames and her daughter was no longer alive.
Sadly, firefighters in Brooklyn, did not know that 2-year-old Kaleena Muldrow was inside the house. Aquino was working as a stripper in a club and left her daughter alone.
The child was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom. After firefighters put out the flames, Aquino arrived home with $700 in tips that she earned from stripping.
She told the police that her baby was inside the house at 755 Monroe Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Firefighters went back into the house and found Muldrow’s body under a bed. Aquino fell to the ground crying after learning that her daughter was not saved.
At first, Aquino told police that she left her daughter with a babysitter. However, she later admitted to leaving the child home alone while she was working.
She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.