2-Year Old Dies in Apartment Fire After She Was Left Home Alone By Stripper Mom to Party With Friends
A 2-year-old girl has died in a horrific apartment fire in Brooklyn, after she was left home alone by her 20-year-old stripper mother. Where did the mother go? Sad to say, she left her little girl to party with friends.
Leila Aquino was arrested by the New York City Police Department after they found the remains of her daughter under the bed, presumably trying to escape the raging fire that engulfed their apartment, as per Yahoo News account. She was subsequently charged with child endangerment and reckless endangerment.
According to a report in New York Daily News, the mother purposefully left her daughter to go out with friends, and the little girl was watching TV when she left the house. The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Shellon Archibald, the paternal grandmother of the child condemned the act of the uncaring mom. She said, "You don't leave a 2-year-old alone in the house." She further added that Aquino "deserves what she gets." She also said that Aquino chose that "fast money" kind of life.
The son of Shellon allowed Aquino to live "rent free" in the apartment. The 49-year-old grandmother further said: "She had a diploma. She could've gotten a regular nine-to-five job."
The child's great grandfather, Joe Muldrow, was living on the first floor of the building and saw her leave near 12:00 A.M. He thought that she took the little girl with her, and had no idea that she left her alone in the apartment.
Aquino initially threw the blame on the death of her child to a babysitter. Later on, she finally confessed to leaving the child alone, watching TV. It was also reported that it was not the first time that she left her daughter home alone.
The charges child and reckless endangerment are only considered as misdemeanors. Leila Aquino's bail was set at $10,000, and according to her attorney, she was grieving for her child.