NYPD detectives discover trap floor containing more fentanyl at Bronx day care crime scene
New developments have been released in the tragic day care incident that took the life of 1-year-old Nicholas Dominici and hospitalized three other young children due to fentanyl exposure.
NYPD detectives say they discovered a trap floor inside of El Divino Nino Daycare in Kingsbridge where additional fentanyl was found.
Day care owner Grei Mendez, 36, and 41-year-old Carlisto Acevedo-Brito are both in federal custody for a laundry list of charges, including but not limited to murder, manslaughter, criminal possession of a controlled substance/narcotic and endangering the welfare of a child.
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Authorities have confirmed in this investigation that Dominici and at least three other children were exposed to some of the fentanyl that was stored on playmats found at the day care last Friday.
Federal prosecutors say Mendez placed several phone calls prior to contacting emergency personnel for help. They also allege that there is surveillance footage of someone they say is Mendez’s husband entering the day care and leaving out of the back with two shopping bags.
Authorities are still searching for Mendez’s husband in connection to this incident. Prosecutors say Mendez deleted over 20,000 messages from an encrypted app prior to her arrest, and both suspects are now facing up to life in prison after being represented in criminal court on Thursday.
The next court appearance for this cast will take place on Oct. 5.