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Navasia Jones and her 17-year-old son Paul Fine, Jr., of Brooklyn, were charged with murder and manslaughter of seven-year-old Julissia Batties, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
Navasia Jones is 36 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A New York mom and her son were charged with the beating death of a 7-year-old girl after an investigation that lasted nearly a year, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office announced.
Navasia Jones, 36, and her son Paul Fine Jr., 18, were arraigned Wednesday and charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of second-degree manslaughter, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Fine Jr. was additionally charged with first-degree assault and first-degree sexual abuse.
Shortly after 8 a.m. on August 10, 2021, first responders discovered Julissia Batties inside her apartment with no pulse or vital signs. Officials stated that she was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
“Between August 8, 2021, and August 10, 2021, Julissia Batties, 7, was beaten and died while in the care of her mother and half-brother,” states a press release from the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.
“A woman and her teenage son caused the death of her innocent, defenseless seven-year-old daughter, Julissia, in their Bronx home. The child was beaten and sexually abused and denied medical attention. This is a revolting, disturbing case of brutality and callousness,” said Bronx DA Darcel Clark in the release.
The investigation revealed that Julissa failed throughout her brief life. The signs of her torment were there but not acted on. We send our condolences to Julissia’s father and grandmother, who remains devastated by the loss of this beautiful little girl,” Clark said.
Following the girl’s death, Jones and Fine Jr. allegedly told investigators Julissia fell “against various items” approximately three hours before they called 911. But their statements reportedly did not match the injuries on Julissia’s body, according to the release.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Julissia died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen and ruled her death a homicide.
Investigators allege Fine Jr. sexually abused his sister, who had injuries consistent with sexual assault, according to the press release.
“Those injuries were inflicted after Julissia had already begun to experience symptoms caused by the assaults to her abdomen,” the office stated.
Fine Jr. will appear in court on July 5, and Jones is due back on September 12. It was unclear if they entered a plea or obtained attorneys to speak on their behalf.