Latisha Fisher, 35, is accused of killing her 20-month-old son, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, by smothering him inside the bathroom of 5 Boro Burger in midtown Manhattan.
Fisher told a woman who walked into the bathroom and saw her holding her hand on the toddler’s mouth, “I put my hand over his mouth to put him to sleep,” police sources told the NY Daily News.
A worker used a key to open the bathroom after a line to the toilets grew long and there was some concern as to why Fisher was taking so long. The worker found the child unconscious and foaming at the mouth, sources say.
Latisha Fisher tried to deter restaurant staff from administering CPR to the toddler. He later died at a local hospital. Charges are pending against his mother.