A 3-month-old girl recently found with broken bones and signs of strangulation in the Bronx died early Monday.
Sherling Camacho died at Montefiore Medical Center at about 7 a.m., said Jessica Cuadrado, a lawyer for Sherling’s devastated mother Katherine Rodriguez.
Little Sherling had been lingering in critical condition since Jan. 10, when paramedics found her unconscious and unresponsive in her Honeywell Ave. apartment in West Farms at about 10 a.m.
Someone had called 911 to report she was not breathing.
Brother or dad may have hurt baby found unconscious in Bronx home
Cuadrado said no one has been arrested in the case, and the attorney has not spoken with detectives.
She blasted ACS for barring Rodriguez from seeing her gravely ill infant more than two hours a day since the girl went into the hospital.
“I am not happy with the way ACS handled the situation,” Cuadrado said. “I requested that the mother be able to spend as much time as possible with the baby as we were facing a different kind of situation. It was touch and go.”
ACS officials refused to increase the hours, and then on Sunday resisted Cuadrado’s attempts to secure more time for the mom and baby to be together.
“She had two hours last night,” she said. “After hours of arguing by email with ACS lawyers, they were going to increase the time, but by then it was too late.”
ACS wasn’t scheduled to be at the hospital until 10 Monday morning.
“It’s unacceptable,” the lawyer said. “They have caseworkers working after hours. They could have had somebody there.”
Rodriguez’s husband Manuel Camacho, 27, told cops he burped his daughter, who then vomited and stopped breathing, sources said.
With instructions from a 911 dispatcher, he tried to revive her, sources said.
Cops are also investigating the possible involvement of Sherling’s brother, who might suffer from bipolar disorder, sources said.
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