A New York mother has been arrested and charged with murdering her 1-year-old son, after his unconscious body was found inside a burger restaurant bathroom in midtown.
Latisha Fisher, 35, was charged with second-degree murder in the Monday death of 20-month-old Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, according to the NYPD.
She allegedly told investigators who responded to the 5 Boro Burger restaurant at 36th Street and Sixth Avenue that "the devil made me do it," NBC reported.
According to Pix11 News, investigators said a worker at 5 Boro Burger on 975 Sixth Ave. became concerned after noticing the mother and child were in the bathroom for an unusual amount of time.
The worker entered the bathroom and saw the boy foaming at the mouth, unconscious on the woman’s lap.
The employee tried to resuscitate him, but to no avail.
Police said the boy was in cardiac arrest and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The child’s death is being investigated as a homicide, police said. The Medical Examiner will determine the boy’s official cause of death.