19-year-old mother charged with assault in death of 2-year-old Jayden Smith
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BROOKLYN - A 19-year-old mother has been charged with assault in connection with the death of her toddler in Sheepshead Bay.
According to investigators, officers responded to a 911 call from 2242 Bragg St. at around 4:30 a.m. last Thursday, and found 2-year-old Jayden Smith vomiting and having a difficult time breathing.
The boy was rushed to Coney Island Hospital in critical condition before being transferred to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
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The medical examiner ruled the cause of death as blunt trauma to the abdomen with lacerations.
His mom is also facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child and child endangerment. Smith’s twin sister is now in the custody of child services.