Police: Man's beating sent toddler to hospital

Police say a 3-year-old Brownsville girl is clinging to life after her mother?s boyfriend beat her.Eleacha Oliver Ragoo was brought to the hospital last weekend

BROWNSVILLE - Police say a 3-year-old Brownsville girl is clinging to life after her mother?s boyfriend beat her.

Eleacha Oliver Ragoo was brought to the hospital last weekend with severe brain damage after allegedly being shaken and beaten by 24-year-old Anthony Merritt. She was placed on life support shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Police say Merritt was babysitting the girl when he became annoyed after she spat up some yogurt. They say he shook and then put Ragoo in a bathtub, where she allegedly hit her head.

Merritt faces charges including assault to a child and reckless endangerment.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 26-year-old man was stabbed twice after a 1 Man critical after large street fight stabbing in Brownsville
News 12 viewers take to Facebook to discuss 2 The Buzz: Attack in Brownsville
The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 3 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
Justin Johnson's mother says her son attended a 4 Brooklyn family still searching for son's killer
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what the most 5 Word on the Street: Traffic congestion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE