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Jan. 19, 2016 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Kathleen Dymes (DOB 10/28/63) of 144 Hastings Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, NY, pled guilty today to the entire indictment that charged her with:

  • one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide, a class "E" Felony,
  • one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class "A" Misdemeanor,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class "A" Misdemeanor,

relating to the death of her six-year-old daughter, Lacey Carr.

On April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday, at approximately 1:09 p.m., the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department received a 911 call from David Carr, the father of the victim, requesting that police respond to 144 Hastings Ave. in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson reporting that is daughter is cold and not breathing.

Upon arrival at the scene, police and medical personnel entered the residence and went to the second floor where they discovered the body of Lacey Carr lying on the bed unresponsive and not breathing.

Lacey was placed on the floor and CPR was performed.

Additional personnel arrived on scene and since the child was being treated, they tended to the mother, Kathleen Dymes who was in a kneeling position at the side of the bed on the floor. She, too, was unresponsive.

Lacey Carr was pronounced deceased at 1:27 p.m. Both the mother and the child's body were then removed to the Phelps Memorial Hospital.

Croton police initiated an investigation.

Later that day, a search warrant was executed and in the second floor bedroom, where the body of Lacey Carr was discovered, police observed an open bottle of alcohol along with various and numerous over the counter, prescription and illegal drugs strewn about the room.

In addition, two handwritten notes were recovered from the bedroom.

Bail was continued at $25,000 cash or bond.

Sentencing will be on April 12, 2016.

She faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Doreen Lloyd, Chief of the Child Abuse Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Owein Levin of the Child Abuse Bureau are prosecuting the case.


Kathleen Dymes

Kathleen Dymes