Teen Babysitter Arrested In NYC Toddler’s Death

NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) — An 18-year-old baby sitter has been arrested in the death of a 2-year-old boy on Staten Island. Police also are questioning his parents.

Cynthia Dubois was taking care of Josiah Taylor at his father’s home Tuesday when she found him unconscious. Authorities say she shook him, then waited at least 30 minutes before calling for help. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

1010 WINS Reporter Terry Sheridan with details from Staten Island

Dubois was to be arraigned Friday. Specific charges and her lawyer’s name were not immediately available.

The medical examiner’s office ruled Josiah’s death a homicide after an autopsy found he died from battered child syndrome. The office said there was evidence his injuries occurred over a period of time.

Police are questioning the boy’s father and his mother, who lives in the Bronx.

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  1. TIA says:

    i KNOW THIS GIRL PERSONALLY AND I KNOW SHE IS NOT CAPABLE OF DOING SOMETHING AS HARSH A KILLING THIS LIL BIY ..SHE HAS TWO KIDS OF HER OWN AND NOTHER HAS HAPPEN TO THEM YET …SHE IS NOTTHE PARENT OF THIS KIDS ..ITS HER BABY FATHERS KID ..SO IF ANYTHING THE PARENTS SHOULD BE PUT TO QUESTIONING SINCE IT IS STATED THAT ABUSE HAVE BEEN GOING ON BEFORE THE SITUATION ..R.I.P TO JOSIAH ..BUT I THINK CYNTHIS DID NOT KILL THIS LIL BOY .

  2. Ali says:

    the 18 year old is actually the father of the childs girlfriend. so she was taking care of this child quiet often but yes i am sure the parents are to blame as well..

  3. MOTHER OF 5 says:

    OK…LET ME GET THIS STR THE BABYSITTER WAS CHARGED…YET THE INJURIES THIS CHILD ENDURED WAS OVER ” A PERIOD OF TIME”. ARE THEY SERIOUS ?….IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THE PARENTS WERE ABUSING THIS BABY AND WERE CONVENIENTLY “NOT AVAILABLE” DURING THE FINAL BLOW. HOW OFTEN WAS THIS “18” YEAR OLD CHILD EMPLOYED TO WATCH THIS BABY ?? CASES LIKE THIS JUST MAKES ME HUG MY 18MTH OLD EVEN TIGHTER..I’M SORRY THIS BABY HAD TO DIE.

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