A MOTHER did not seek medical help for her toddler son as he bled to death following multiple beatings by her boyfriend, police said.
Andrea Lipton, 28, was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday – about one month after her son Kei’mere Marshall, 3, died.
Andrea Lipton, 28, is the mother of Kei’mere Marshall [/caption]
Lipton’s arrest came two days after authorities arrested her live-in boyfriend, 32-year-old Anthony Love, on second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter charges in the case.
Love, who is currently on parole from a robbery conviction, was accused of physically abusing Marshall while acting as the boy’s caregiver.
Police said they received a report about a child not breathing at 240 Avenue C in Rochester, New York in the early morning hours of July 11.
Upon arrival, officers found the three-year-old toddler unconsciously lying on the floor. The child was given CPR and rushed to a local hospital where he later died three days later.
Kei’mere Marshall, 3, died after suffered numerous serious physical injuries, police said[/caption]
The child reportedly suffered numerous serious physical injuries, including a ruptured spleen and pelvic fractures that went untreated by medical professionals, the Democrat Chronicle reports.
Court documents allege that Marshall’s injuries “prevented him from walking and obviously required medical attention.”
The boy subsequently suffered blood loss as a result of his injuries and went into cardiac arrest, according to court documents obtained by Democrat Chronicle.
Lipton allegedly “failed to seek medical treatment for her son, knowing that he was in pain and in need of said medical treatment for these injuries. Those injuries ultimately led to Kei’mere Marshall’s death.” the press release states.
Anthony Love, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter[/caption]
The precise circumstances of the little boy’s death are not yet known, but there were many red flags that showed how Marshall was not safe in the home.
Lipton has another son with a former partner Elliot Morris, who filed a petition with Child Protective Services after his son, Blessing, suffered a black eye while he was living with Lipton.
Morris was able to remove his son from Lipton’s home but said he was worried about Marshall and wished that he could have done more to protect the boy’s safety.
“It’s devastating. My son is so young, and his brother is gone,” Morris told local media WHAM. “He asks about him, and it’s hard to tell him.”
Both Lipton and Love are being held in the Monroe County Jail.
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No bail has been set for Love, while Lipton’s was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, the news agency reports.
Lipton is scheduled to be back in court on August 24 at 1.30 pm.
In a statement obtained by WHAM, Marshall’s family wants Marshall to be remembered as a happy child who laughed often, loved Paw Patrol, and enjoyed doing a “ninja spin” move he created while watching the Power Rangers.