Toddler in assault case removed from life support

A Brooklyn toddler who was allegedly assaulted by her stepfather has died after being removed from life support. An attorney for the child's father confirms that 2-year-old Thaiya Spruill-Smith passed

News 12 Staff

Nov 20, 2014, 5:12 AM

Updated 3,474 days ago

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Toddler in assault case removed from life support
A Brooklyn toddler who was allegedly assaulted by her stepfather has died after being removed from life support.
An attorney for the child's father confirms that 2-year-old Thaiya Spruill-Smith passed away at Brookdale Hospital shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.
There was a debate in court Tuesday between the girl's parents over whether to donate her organs. Because they could not reach an agreement, the toddler's organs will not be donated by default.
The toddler's stepfather David Adams appeared in Supreme Court Wednesday. He is accused of violently shaking the toddler, which is believed to have led to her death.
The judge and defense attorney discussed that the grand jury is in the process of hearing testimony on the incident.
Adams was arrested on an assault charge Saturday. The charge may be upgraded now that Spruill-Smith has died.


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