Police have arrested the caretaker of the 4-year-old boy who was found unconscious inside a luxury apartment in Times Square and later died.
Authorities charged Kryzie King, 27, with first-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment, the NYPD said.
Sources told Fox 5 News that Myls Dobson had bruises and burns on his body. The official cause of his death has not yet been determined.
The NYPD responded to a 911 call from 235 West 48th St. at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday where they found Dobson unresponsive. He was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
King apparently told cops she had placed Dobson on a bathroom counter and left the room briefly. She said that when she returned she found that he had fallen off the counter and into an empty bathtub, the Associated Press reported.
A DNAInfo.com report said King, who also goes by Janaie Jones, allegedly told police that the beatings lasted several days and they included hangers, belts and burning, the report said. She allegedly told police that she would even beat the boy when he asked to go to McDonald's. She is expected to be charged, the report said.
The boy's father has been incarcerated since his arrest in mid-December on a warrant for missing a court appearance. The beatings allegedly started on Dec. 18.
"This is as bad as it gets," a source told DNAInfo.com. "She tortured him over a period of days."