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7-month-old Queens boy beaten to death by father: officials; 4th child killed in borough since March

Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on April 17, 2010

7-month-old Queens boy beaten to death by father: officials; 4th child killed in borough since March


Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 1:36 PM


A helpless 7-month-old Queens boy was beaten to death by his father, the latest in a rash of violence against small children in the borough, officials said Wednesday.

Xiah Greene died at Queens General Hospital Tuesday night after he was punched in the back by his dad Larry Greene, who flew into a rage when the child would not stop crying, police sources said.

Greene, 20, was charged with second-degree murder and is expected to be arraigned by Wednesday night, officials said.

Greene was babysitting at the baby’s mother’s home in St. Albans when he hit the infant just before 7 p.m., police said.

The baby fell unconscious, prompting Greene to call 911, police said. Xiah could not be revived.

Xiah became the fourth small child killed in Queens since the beginning of March, officials said.

On Sunday, 8-month-old Mario Patrice was taken off life support after he was violently shaken by his father Saul Cortez, police said.

Anniyah Levant, 19 months, and Dilan Crillo, 9 months, were also each shaken to death by their babysitters, both of whom were charged
with second-degree murder, officials said.

A fifth baby, 13-week-old Hailey Gomez, was hospitalized with a lacerated liver, a broken leg and fractured ribs after being abused by her father on March 16, police said.

Hailey was admitted to Schneider Children’s Hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive, officials said.

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