3-year-old girl beaten to death in NYC, police say

Oct 19, 2014 10:44 AM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - A 20-year-old man is under arrest in the beating death of a 3-year-old girl whose 5-year-old brother was also assaulted in a Brooklyn apartment.

Police say Jeida Torres was unconscious and unresponsive Saturday afternoon in the apartment in the Bushwick neighborhood.

A Fire Department spokesman says the girl was rushed to a hospital in cardiac arrest and pronounced dead. Her brother is in stable condition at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

Police say charges against the suspect, Kelsey Smith, are pending.

Neighbor Keith Best tells the New York Daily News and New York Post that the boy had big bruises on his face and arms. He says the children's mother and grandfather sobbed when they arrived home and found out what had happened.

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