2012-09-12 / Front Page

Baby-Shake Sitter Gets 11 Years, Deportation

By LIZ GOFF

A Corona babysitter last week was sentenced to 11 years in prison for shaking a three-month-old boy to death during the December 2010 blizzard.


Ana Delarosa, 28, pleaded guilty in June to manslaughter and first-degree assault for violently shaking Addison Reinoso-Xoyatla on the night of Dec. 29, 2010.


Delarosa told detectives she shook the baby because he wouldn’t stop crying, authorities said.
“I fed the baby and put him down,” Delarosa told detectives, according to a criminal complaint. “I tried to do my chores, but the baby wouldn’t stop crying.”


Delarosa said she started screaming, “What’s wrong with you?, why are you crying?,  why won’t you stop crying?”


Delarosa told police she changed Reinoso-Xoyatla’s diaper, “But he wouldn’t stop crying,” she said. “I became stressed and shook him hard until he stopped crying and went limp.”
Delarosa said she called the baby’s father, Luis, when the infant developed breathing problems. The father rushed to the babysitter’s apartment and began administering CPR to the tiny boy while his distraught mother called 911, the complaint states.


It took the mother some time to get through to 911 and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) were held up arriving at the apartment by snow-clogged streets, an FDNY spokesperson said.


The EMTs grabbed the baby and ran with him in their arms after their ambulance got stranded a half block from Elmhurst Hospital Center, the spokesperson said. Reinoso-Xoyatla was declared brain-dead and placed on life support on his arrival at the hospital. The baby was removed from life support on January 4, 2011.


Delarosa, who was charged with second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child, was facing 25 years in prison, if convicted.


Under the terms of the plea deal, Delarosa waived her right to an appeal and will be deported to her native Mexico when she has completed her prison term.

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