Mother indicted on manslaughter charge in death of toddler


NEW CITY – A Rockland County grand jury has indicted a Spring Valley woman on a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of her one-year-old son.

Marie Dorelus allegedly left the baby with his six-year-old sibling and when she returned home, she found the child trapped between a bed and a wall.

The child was unresponsive and still trapped when police arrived. The Spring Valley Fire Department also responded to help free the child.

The baby was taken to Montefiore Nyack Hospital where he died.

Dorelus was held in the Rockland County Jail on $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond.

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