A 35-year-old mother has been charged with killing her 20-month-old son in a burger restaurant’s bathroom. Latisha Fisher was seen walking into the restaurant’s bathroom with her son while her hand was over his mouth. A witness said Fisher told them she put her hand over his mouth to put him to sleep.
As a line formed at the bathroom, customers became concerned and employees forced their way inside. The boy was found unconscious and foaming at the mouth.
“I would describe her as soulless,” a law enforcement official said when asked if the mom seemed distraught. “She put her hand over his mouth and smothered him.”
Another sickened police source said: “She is a lunatic. She is crazy.”
Gavriel was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he died, cops said. The mother was taken into custody at the scene. Charges against her were pending early Tuesday.
“It’s hard, it’s really unbelievable. I know my daughter loves her son,” said the boy’s maternal grandmother, Merial Fisher, 54, as the fought back tears. “I don’t know what happened. It’s just so sad.”
Of Gavriel, she said: “He was such a happy baby.”
Neighbors have described Fisher as erratic and violent. Apparently Fisher has already had an older child taken from her custody.
“She needs help. It doesn’t make sense,” neighbor Carolyn Lawson, 47, told the Daily News. “I think she was on medication for whatever problem she had, but I’m assuming she wasn’t taking her meds.”
“He was a beautiful baby. He was very happy. Oh my God,” one neighbor who didn’t want to give her name told the Daily News. “I just brought him a stuffed animal the other day. A little bunny with some chocolate, for Easter.”