Mount Vernon mother sentenced in death of her daughter



WHITE PLAINS – A Mount Vernon woman, who pled guilty to manslaughter in the death of her 14-month-old daughter, was sentenced in Westchester County Court on Tuesday to 19 years in state prison.
Deasia Bartee, 27, is believed to have beaten her daughter, Samia Yusuf, causing her death and then placing her body in a refrigerator for some time before calling police to report the infant had died.  When police came to her home on August 5, 2016, the child’s body was found in a playpen with her arms rigid pointing to the ceiling and her left eye swollen shut.
Bartee implicated herself in the child’s death when being interviewed by police saying she repeatedly struck the child on the back with her hand.