QUEENS, N.Y. — Detectives say New York mother Nicole “Nikki” Kelly told them she killed her own baby boy because she had “reached her breaking point” and because she “didn’t want him anymore.”
Kelly is charged with second degree murder of her 11-month-old son, Kiam.
Kiam was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital on Sunday afternoon after Kelly, 22, brought him into the emergency room with the boy’s father.
Kelly and her son did not live with the boy’s father, but instead rented a room from another woman.
WPIX reported that Kelly’s housemate said that she’d seen Kelly on Sunday afternoon with the body of her lifeless baby, just before they went to the hospital.
The baby was dressed in a completely white outfit — vest, collared shirt, necktie, pants and socks, identical to the wallpaper photos on Kelly’s Facebook page.
Police say the woman who has worked as a home health aide wrapped her baby so tightly in a bed sheet Sunday that he couldn’t breathe or move.
She left him alone on the bed for a half hour, while she showered. After he turned blue, Kelly called the boy’s father, who took them to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Sunday evening.
After she was taken into custody, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office, she told investigators, “I reached my breaking point, I didn’t want him anymore.”