Updated, 12:29 p.m. | The mother of a 2-year-old Queens boy was arrested Monday on charges of murdering him, the police said. The boy, Izayah Hall, was found strangled Friday evening inside his family’s apartment at 155-14 Jewel Avenue in the Pomonok public-housing complex, the police said.
His mother, Afriyie Gaspard, 29, is to be charged with manslaughter and murder, the police said.
After Izayah’s death, his five siblings were placed in the care of the city’s child welfare agency, the Administration for Children’s Services, the agency said. It would not immediately say whether it had a history of contact with the family prior to Izayah’s death.