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Mother, half-brother facing murder in the death of a 7-year-old Bronx girl

Bronx’s Mott Haven (WABC)-The mother and siblings of a seven-year-old girl who died in the Bronx last year are now being charged with murder.

Julicia Batties was found dead on August 10, 2021 in an apartment on 135th Avenue and Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven section.

On Wednesday, police arrested the girl’s mother, 36-year-old Navasia Jones, and her half-brother, 18-year-old Paul Fine, after a 10-month investigation conducted by the NYPD.

“The woman and her teenage son have killed their innocent and defenseless seven-year-old daughter Julicia at her home in the Bronx,” said Bronx district attorney Darsel Clark. “The child was beaten, sexually abused and denied medical treatment. This is a rebellious and disturbing case of atrocities and cruelty.”

According to police, the abuse was believed to have lasted much longer, but Fine sexually assaulted and beat the girl for two days before her death.

Fine later confessed to the Children’s Service Department that he had assaulted the child throughout his body between August 8 and August 10, admitting that he had beaten Batty many times on the day of her death.

The coroner determined that the bruise on her body was consistent with the pattern of bruise and that there was an additional injury to her body.

The cause of death was determined to be blunt trauma.

According to the detective, Jones saw Batties vomiting, fainting, and hitting his head twice, but didn’t call 911 until three hours after his family urged him to do so.

When first responders arrived, they found a pulseless 7-year-old. She was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where she was declared dead.
Both the fine and Jones were charged with murder and manslaughter and acted harmfully to the child.

In addition, fines were charged with assault and sexual abuse, and Jones was charged with failing to exercise minor control.

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