NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The father of a 4-year-old Manhattan boy who died after being tortured and starved has been temporarily released from a New Jersey jail to deal with the tragedy.
The New Jersey attorney general’s office confirmed Thursday that a judge agreed to release Okee Wade until Feb. 6. He’s awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge expected to result in a five-year prison term.
King, 27, told police she had put the boy on the bathroom counter and left the room briefly. Police said King told them Dobson fell and landed in the empty bathtub in her Midtown apartment.
Prosecutors, however, said King tortured and starved Myls. They said King admitted to burning and beating Myls, as well as leaving him outside in the freezing cold.
King was arrested last week and is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment. She was reportedly indicted Wednesday, but because the indictment will not be unsealed until Feb. 5, it’s unknown what charges the grand jury voted for.
Myls’ mother lost custody of him in 2012.
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