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Police: Second suspect arrested in overdose death of 1-year-old in Morris Heights

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MORRIS HEIGHTS -

Police say a second suspect has been arrested Saturday in connection to the overdose death of a 1-year-old child in Morris Heights in December.

Chayanne Mendez Rodriguez, 29, was arrested and charged with murder Saturday as he was returning from the Dominican Republic at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

MORE: Mother charged with murder of 1-year-old son found with heroin in his system

The child's mother, 23-year-old Daira Santana-Gonzales, was previously charged with second-degree murder in the death of her son, Darwin Santana-Gonzales, who was found unconscious.

Police say heroin and fentanyl was found in Darwin's system. They say Rodriguez was in the apartment at the time of Darwin's death.

 

 

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