Authorities said Manuela Maria Morgado wanted to use helium to suffocate her 4-year-old son inside their Mamaroneck home.
When the boy began to struggle she instead taped his hands and feet and smothered him with a pillow. Prosecutors said Morgado, who was later convicted of the 2012 slaying, was distraught over her breakup with her son’s father.
The horrific case is like dozens of others that have plagued the Lower Hudson Valley in recent years, cases where children have become the innocent targets of violence in shattered marriages or broken romances. [Read Full Article]