ELMHURST, N.Y. – Detectives say mother Nicole “Nikki” Kelly told them she killed her own baby boy because she had “reached her breaking point.”
Now she is in police custody, charged with the second-degree murder of her 11-month-old son, according to affiliates WPIX.
The child, Kiam Felix, Jr., was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon after Kelly, 22, brought him into the emergency room with the boy’s father, who does not live with them.
Instead, Kelly and her baby boy rented a room from another woman, who also has a two year-old boy. She described the child as a happy baby.
Every photo of little Kiam on Facebook shows him looking sweet and happy. Some of the photos are particularly disturbing based on information conveyed by Kelly’s housemate.
The housemate told WPIX that she’d seen Kelly on Sunday afternoon with the body of her lifeless baby, just before he was taken to the hospital.
Little Kiam was dressed in a completely white outfit — vest, collared shirt, necktie, pants and socks, identical to the wallpaper photos on Kelly’s Facebook page.
Below that photo banner, Kelly had posted, in part, after her son’s death, “Missing my baby boy so much wish there was some way I could bring him back to life I feel horrible knowing he passed away. Am [sic] his Mother. I was supposed to protect him.”
It’s likely then that the pic was taken after his death.
Police at 110th Precinct reported to district attorney’s office investigators that Kelly, formerly a home health aide, wrapped her baby so tightly in a bed sheet Sunday that he couldn’t breathe or move.
She left him alone on the bed for a half hour, while she showered.
After he turned blue, Kelly called the boy’s father.
After she was taken into custody, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office, she told investigators, “I reached my breaking point, I didn’t want him anymore.”
She is currently expected to make a first appearance before a judge on the murder charge on Wednesday. If she is found guilty, she faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
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