Mother of daughter found starved to death denied bail

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Carlos Rivera and Carmen Ramirez face murder charges in the death of their special needs daughter.

Carmen Ramirez, the 27-year-old mother who along with her child’s father, Carlos Rivera, has been charged with the murder of their 3-year-old daughter after she was found starved to death, is being held without bail, the district attorney’s office announced today.

Both Rivera, 30, and Ramirez have officially been charged with third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child after daughter Nathalyz Rivera was found dead in their home in West Oak Lane on Monday, weighing only 11 pounds, according to police.

Nathalyz Rivera died Monday morning at Albert Einstein Medical Center after her mother took her there when she became unresponsive.

Four other children were removed from the couple’s squalid West Oak Lane home and turned over to the Department of Human Services. Nathalyz Rivera reportedly had bruises from fleas, rodents or bugs biting her when she was brought into the hospital early Monday.


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