CHILLING details have emerged surrounding the death of a girl who was allegedly struck eight times in the face at her family home.
Julissia Batties’ mom Navasia Jones and brother Paul Fine Jr, 18, were arrested on Wednesday – months after the seven-year-old died.
Julissia, of the Bronx, was taken to the hospital on August 10 2021 after cops responded to a 911 call and found her unconscious.
Cops revealed Julissia was covered in bruises when they showed up at the family’s apartment.
She was pronounced dead within an hour, and doctors told police she had apparent trauma to her face and the right side of her body.
Doctors told cops that Julissia had an internal temperature of 96.6F and was cold to touch.
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Prosecutors in Fine Jr’s arraignment described a “house of horrors” when detailing Julissia’s final hours, NBC4 reports.
The coroner’s office later ruled her case a homicide.
Fine Jr reportedly admitted to police that he struck her in the face eight times after he thought she took his snack.
When being quizzed, Jones claimed Julissia fell and hit her head on a desk.
Devastating audio obtained by the New York Post appeared to show Julissia begging her grandma and foster parent Yolanda Davis not to make her go to Jones’ home.
She said: “I don’t want to go with mommy.”
Police revealed that Julissia would get anxious before visiting Jones.
Jones had reportedly lost custody of her at birth but the city’s Administration for Children’s Service allowed Julissia to stay with her during the pandemic.
Davis and Julissia’s dad Julius Batties have called for action to be taken against ACS.
She has called for the agency to be investigated.
Jones and Fine Jr both face charges of murder with depraved indifference.
It means they allegedly acted with no regard for Julissia’s life.
They have also been charged with manslaughter, and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Fine Jr is also accused of sexual abuse and assault.
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The suspects were seen being led away by cops after their arrest.
Julius told NBC4: “I want justice to be served. That’s all I want for my daughter. That’s all I ask.”