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NYC teen charged with manslaughter for beating death of infant son

2019-10-01

A Brooklyn teen has been charged with manslaughter for the beating death of his infant son, police said Monday.

Quincy Pierre initially told cops he fell asleep about 3 a.m. Friday with 2-month-old son Nikollai Major in the bed with him inside their apartment on Cornelia St. near Broadway in Bushwick, sources said.

Pierre, 19, awoke about 6 a.m. to find the baby not breathing, he told first responders called to the apartment.

EMTs rushed little Nikollai, unconscious and unresponsive, to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center but he could not be saved.

The city medical examiner conducted an autopsy and found the baby died from blunt force injuries. His death was deemed a homicide.

Investigators arrested Pierre late Saturday night.

According to prosecutors, he told NYPD detectives he was alone with the baby in the hours before his death and that he twisted little Nikollai’s legs, pressed down roughly on his right rib area, shook him multiple times and held him by the sides while twisting his body rapidly.

A neighbor told the Daily News the teen dad lives in the apartment with his mother and two younger brothers and that Pierre’s girlfriend sometimes bring their baby there for visits.

On Sunday Pierre was ordered held without bail when he was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.