THE MURDER OF HER FOUR YEAR OLD child
County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Manuela Maria Morgado (DOB
· one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A-1” Felony,
relating to the death of her four year old son.
defendant was taken to
Police secured the scene, initiated an investigation and subsequently arrested the defendant at the hospital.
Search warrants were executed for various items in the apartment and hospital.
The investigation into the circumstances of the child’s death is ongoing. Autopsy results are pending.
The defendant was remanded to the Westchester County Jail
court date will be on
The defendant faces a maximum sentence of twenty five years to life in state prison.
Assistant District Attorney Christine Hatfield, Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse Bureau, is prosecuting the case.
Manuela Maria Morgado
In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of
Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is
merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty.