The Police in Brooklyn on May 16, have arrested a 48-year-old woman for the death of her 9-year-old daughter after she was reported to have beaten the child to death with a broom and electrical cord.
The deceased child was identified to be Shalom Guifarro who was said to have undergone a two hour attack from her mother on Sunday, May 15 while at home which led to her death.
The mother whose name is Shemene Cato was detained by the Police after a 24-hour investigation was carried out by them which saw them getting information from the woman’s neighbours who made complaints of a foul-smelling scent that was coming from her apartment. After being summoned, the Police conducted a search of the building whereupon the child’s body was found with reports of lacerations in multiple places.
According to Sleek Jamaica who reported on the story, the cause of death was blunt force trauma, which led to Cato in consequence being slapped with charges of assault, manslaughter, weapon possession and endangering the welfare of a child. She is also currently in Police custody without bail.
As for the members of the community of Lincoln where the 9-year-old resided, they made reports that expressed that the little girl was polite and how the matter has driven them into shock.