The owner of a Bronx daycare center has been pictured for the first time since her arrest – after multiple children were hospitalized and one died of fentanyl poisoning under her care.
Divino Nino Daycare owner Grei Mendez De Ventura, 36, and her neighbor Carlisto Acevedo Brito, 41, were arrested and each hit with 11 charges last night following the death of one-year-old Nicholas Feliz-Dominici.
The duo are each facing a litany of charges – ranging from murder and manslaughter, to causing serious injury and possession of narcotics.
De Ventura, wearing a burnt orange sweater and blue jeans, eyed up photographers outside the police station this morning. Brito, dressed in a gray ensemble and a baseball cap, bowed his head while being perp walked.
De Ventura and Brito’s full charge list includes: Depraved-indifference murder, manslaughter of a person under 11 years old, manslaughter recklessly causing death, four counts assault causing injury through risk of death, four counts of assault causing injury during a felony, four counts of assault causing serious injury, and four counts of reckless assault causing serious injury.
They are also facing three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of narcotics, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
This comes after the devastated grandmother of two of the children who suffered with fentanyl overdoses at a Bronx daycare revealed how the siblings were found.
The mom, whose two-year-old son is in critical condition and eight-month-old daughter is currently hospitalized, said that the tragic ordeal was ‘all just too much right now.’
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