A 22-year-old mother has been charged with murder after suffocating her 11-month old son.

DNAInfo.com reports:

Nicole Kelly told investigators she was having trouble raising her son, Kiam Felix Jr., alone, so she killed him, police and witnesses said.

“I reached my breaking point, I didn’t want him anymore,” she told police, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Investigators said she watched him struggle to breathe before leaving him alone. Even after finding that he turned blue about 30 minutes later, she waited hours before bringing him to the hospital.

A day after the tragic incident, Kelly, who was charged with murder, posted on Facebook that she should have done more to protect her boy.

“Missing my baby boy so much wish there was some way I could bring him back to life,” she wrote in a post. “I feel horrible knowing he passed away Am his mother I was supposed to protect him I know his spirit will always be around me I would never forget my 1st Born he will forever remain in my heart & his family hearts.”

Police responded to a call of an unresponsive baby around 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, inside Kelly’s apartment on 52nd Avenue, near 92nd Street, according to the NYPD.

When they arrived, they were told that Kelly, 22, and the baby’s father, who did not live with them, had left to take the child to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner has not determined the cause of death, according to a spokeswoman, but a preliminary report was consistent with the mother’s statements, according to the DA.

“This is a truly disturbing case of a mother accused of intentionally killing her helpless 11-month-old infant son,” District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement. “The defendant is now facing serious charges that could lead to her spending the rest of her life behind bars if convicted.”

Sad news.

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13 thoughts on “22-Year-Old Mother Suffocates Son, Posts RIP Message On Facebook

  1. americanize. on said:

    She said the spirit of her son will be with her,she,s right every night in that cell,asking why did u kill me mama.

  2. Concerned Parent on said:

    I agree that she deserves harsh punishment. This is truly a sad story. But what is even more troubling is the frequency with which these types of “crazy adult hurts/kills beautiful child” incidents are happening. I read Black America Web daily (sometimes twice daily). You would think I would have become desensitized by now, but it seems like each time I check, there is another one of these stories that makes my stomach feel sick, heart drop and eyes swell and tear. Perhaps, as the mother of a loving three-year-old boy without whom I cannot imagine my own life, I am particularly sensitive. And, as a concerned parent, I know that we cannot bury our heads in the sand. Something must be done, and I applaud Black America Web for bringing these stories to our attention and encourage all of your readers to do whatever they can to address this problem in our communities in whatever way(s) that we are individually and collectively capable. However, I still have one request of Black America Web that I have been struggling with for weeks now (and with which I know many not agree), but here goes – is there a separate tab (a “call to action” tab of sorts, just as local news, national news, etc. is separated) under which these reports of heinous and horrendous acts against our children can be shared so that I (and others like me) can ready ourselves before reading something that will undoubtedly shake us to our core? I recommend not only the separation of these stories, but also inclusion of various efforts in the different communities around the country with which your readers can become involved to help positively address the problems that so many of these young (and sometimes old) parents are struggling with and effect a positive change that will save our children.

    • seriously on said:

      What you propose is admiral but not very realistic, particularly because that would mean black women helping black women. Although other groups can atleast put aside pettiness, jealous and downright envy to help a cause. Black women cannot even do that even though they have the most the gain and lose the most.

      Single motherhood is not the problem, the problem is people who are not mentally or financially stable enough to have children in the first place. In 2014, it is child abuse to birth a child into poverty, because unlike decades ago you do have choice and you certainly can have sex without having children. Second, where are the black women reaching out to these girls, we cannot blame the absent fathers because hey, they picked him and the type of guy that could walk of from his child, not caring if they live or die, yet we are to believe if they returned they would be the cure all for these children….Not hardly…

      However, since these fathers are not their raising and caring for their children, these failures are on the mothers. And nothing is going to change for our children, communities until we atleast learn to respect each other and support each other in positive directions.

      80% of children born in poverty and will remain and their children as well. The underdevelopment of the mothers of these children means children will be underdeveloped as well and the cycle continues…Some children only way out is the reach beyond their environment and the stinking thinking of their mothers and strive for more out of life than what their limited mothers/fathers can give them. A lot of these mothers/women only knows how to destroy and tear down, never to build up anything or anyone. Like these woman, she had a choice she could have gave the baby away and worked on getting herself together or let the child be place for adoption. Yet she killed the child and went to facebook (all about her) and probably had the baby to keep some man, not because she wanting to be a mother (all about her). Women so desperate for love and attention but their problem is they do not how to love, so they will always be desperate and selfish.

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