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Father Charged In Death Of 2-Year-Old In Mount Vernon

April 17, 2018 - 1:48 pm

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- A father stood charged with murder Tuesday night, after a 2-year-old boy was found dead in a home in Mount Vernon.

As 1010 WINS’ Samantha Liebman reported, Lloyd Scott, 34, was charged with second-degree murder in his son’s death.

“The death of a child – a toddler – is one of the hardest calls for a police officer to respond to,” said Mount Vernon police Chief Shawn Harris.

Police were called to the Esplanade Gardens complex on Monday night when the toddler’s mother found him in bed unresponsive after his father had watched him during the day, police said.

Harris would not say what led police to charge the father.

Neighbors such as Joe Brown said they never suspected anything was wrong.

“This is a very quiet building,” Brown said, “and stuff like this – everybody says it – but it never happens here, you know? And we didn’t hear anything.”