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A live-in nanny was busted for shaking a 3-month-old boy in Brooklyn, leaving him with bleeding in his brain, according to officials and police sources.
The infant’s parents told investigators that their son threw up all of his formula when they gave him a bottle before bed Tuesday at their home on East 9th Street near Avenue P in Midwood, the sources said.
The next day, the baby was still unwell, so his parents brought him to the doctor, who believed it was a stomach virus.
But when the tot’s condition did not improve by New Year’s Day, his parents brought him to the hospital at the doctor’s direction.
The parents told authorities that a live-in nanny cares for their children, according to the sources.
During interrogation, the nanny, Alexis Schultz, admitted shaking the baby because of hunger and feeling overwhelmed while caring for the infant and his sister, according to a high-ranking police source.
She was charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said.
Exams conducted in the pediatric intensive care unit at Maimonides Medical Center revealed that the baby was suffering from both an old bleed and a new bleed in the brain — indicating that he was shaken once in the past and it was not severe, and then was shaken again, developing symptoms, according to the sources.
He also suffered retinal hemorrhages in both eyes.
A spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said Schultz’s arraignment was pending late Monday morning.
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