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The boy’s twin sister was rushed to Flushing Hospital Medical Center last Wednesday where she was pronounced dead.
By Forum Staff
A Flushing mother has been charged in the assault of her 13-month-old son who was found with bruising and broken bones throughout his body.The boy is currently in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in critical condition.
Tina Torabi, 30, of Ashby Avenue in the Aurburndale section of Flushing faced arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to the charges, at approximately 10:00 p.m. on October 3, 2018, the defendant called 911 requesting assistance for her 13-month-old daughter, Elaina, who was unresponsive. EMS workers responded to the call and took the baby girl and the defendant to the Flushing Hospital Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
First responders who remained at the residence, observed the 13-month-old boy, Kian, inside the home with scratches and bruises in various stages of healing covering his body. He was immediately taken to the hospital and subsequently transferred to Cohen Children’s Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. An examination by pediatric specialist at the hospital revealed that Kian sustained multiple acute rib fractures, contusions on his lungs, an acute fractured pelvis, a visible healing bite mark, an acute left spiral tibia fracture and adrenal hemorrhage.
Authorities have confirmed that there is an on-going investigation into the death of Kian’s twin sister, Elaina.
District Attorney Brown said, “The defendant’s alleged actions are incomprehensible. … her 13-month-old son suffered greatly in his short life. An investigation is ongoing with respect to the death of her daughter.”
She faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.