Vigil held after death of Bronx 3-month old
A vigil was held Tuesday night to remember a 3-month-old girl who died nearly a week after police say she was rushed to the hospital with injuries consistent with abuse.
Sherlin Camacho died around 7 a.m. Monday at Montefiore Children's Hospital. She was in critical condition there for nearly a week, according to Jessica Cuadrado, the attorney for the baby's family.
Police arrived at a Honeywell Avenue home Jan 10. to find Camacho in cardiac arrest. She had several injuries, including a spinal fracture, they say.
Memorial candles were lit Tuesday outside the infant's West Farms home, where community members placed messages of love and condolence.
Katherine Plasencia, the mother of the infant, had no history of child abuse, according to ACS. She and her husband have not been named suspects.
The family's lawyer says the baby's 5-year-old brother was taken from Plasencia's custody for the time being. She has a hearing to seek his return later this month.
Police say they questioned the boy earlier last week and say he told them his little sister "made him angry." They say their current focus is on a baby sitter and renter at the family's home.
The medical examiner's office says its investigation is still in progress.