Bronx parents indicted in death of baby

Danielle Whyte and Jose Feliciano were indicted on a number of charges in the death of their 7-week-old son.

Danielle Whyte and Jose Feliciano were indicted on a number of charges in the death of their 7-week-old son.

Danielle Whyte and Jose Feliciano were indicted on a number of charges in the death of their 7-week-old son. (1/26/16)

THE BRONX - A Bronx mother and father were indicted Tuesday on a number of charges in the death of their 7-week-old son. 

Danielle Whyte, 31, and Jose Feliciano, 51, pleaded not guilty in connection with their son's death on Dec. 10. Police say Feliciano, who is Whyte's boyfriend, choked the baby because he wouldn't stop crying. Investigators say Whyte and Feliciano then dumped the body in a remote area of upstate New York.

Police didn't initially charge Whyte in the case. According to the indictment, prosecutors say Whyte repeatedly left her son with Feliciano after knowing he was abusing the child. 

Whyte told a hospital worker that Feliciano killed her son. She also said she would often find bruises around her son's neck when she would get home from work.

Feliciano was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse. Whyte was charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally-negligent homicide and concealment of a human corpse.

Feliciano faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted on all charges. Whyte faces up to 15 years behind  bars.

Feliciano remains in jail and is due back in court March 29. Whyte is also still in jail and her bail will be decided on Jan. 29.

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