BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 1:36 PM
- Queens dad charged in infant shake death
- Queens man charged with shaking baby
- Third city tot in 9 days dies of head injuries, parents questioned
- Qns. man arrested in toddler death punched girlfriend, who dropped baby
- CSI officials probe death of 19-month-old baby in Queens apartment
A helpless 7-month-old Queens boy was beaten to death by his father, the latest in a rash of violence against small children in the borough, officials said Wednesday.
Greene, 20, was charged with second-degree murder and is expected to be arraigned by Wednesday night, officials said.
Greene was babysitting at the baby's mother's home in St. Albans when he hit the infant just before 7 p.m., police said.
The baby fell unconscious, prompting Greene to call 911, police said. Xiah could not be revived.
Xiah became the fourth small child killed in Queens since the beginning of March, officials said.
Anniyah Levant, 19 months, and Dilan Crillo, 9 months, were also each shaken to death by their babysitters, both of whom were charged
with second-degree murder, officials said.
A fifth baby, 13-week-old Hailey Gomez, was hospitalized with a lacerated liver, a broken leg and fractured ribs after being abused by her father on March 16, police said.
Hailey was admitted to Schneider Children's Hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive, officials said.Queens,death,father,borough,March,JONATHAN,LEMIRE,NEWS,STAFF,WRITER,April,infant,Third,toddler,apartment,violence,children,Xiah,Greene,General,Hospital,Larry,degree,Albans,Mario,Patrice,life,Saul,Cortez,Anniyah,Levant,Dilan,Crillo,Hailey,Gomez,Schneider,Read,ARTICLES,injuries,month,months