Bronx mother accused of beating her 6-year-old daughter to death after hanging minor by her wrists

A 27-year-old Bronx mother is facing charges after she allegedly hung her 6-year-old daughter by her wrists before fatally beating her. According to the New York Post, Jelayah Eason Branch’s killing came after her mother Lynija Eason physically abused the minor in their unkempt apartment for weeks.

The physical abuse is said to have started on March 1, and authorities found Jelayah’s body at the home on Sunday, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said in a news release on Tuesday. Jelayah had suffered bruises and was malnourished when she was found, authorities said, adding that Eason killed her daughter by “striking her and hanging her in [a] closet.”

“The little girl was allegedly hanged by her wrists and beaten by the defendant with a hard object,” DA Darcel Clark said. “For weeks before she succumbed, Jelayah knew only pain and hunger, allegedly committed by her own mother.”

The District Attorney said the city medical examiner’s office determined Jelayah’s death stemmed from being subjected to child abuse. She also died from positional asphyxia, blunt force injuries and malnourishment.

“We will get justice for Jelayah, and are providing services and support to her two siblings who survived a house of horrors,” Clark stated. 

Eason has since been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She has also been ordered to remain in custody.

Her next court date is scheduled for June 26.

Francis Akhalbey

A reader once told me I lack the emotional maturity to cope with mythological breasts. I support Manchester United, by the way. And L.A. Lakers.

Recent Posts

Mother opens up about frenzy of raising triplets who believe they have the same name

A TikTok user known as @thattripletmom_, has decided to walk her hectic life with followers.…

1 day ago

‘I didn’t expect it’ – Rihanna on the health reason behind her new look

Renowned singer and beauty mogul Rihanna has opened up about her postpartum hair loss journey…

1 day ago

Aurora woman sentenced to 84 years after daughter’s remains were found in her apartment

An Aurora woman has been sentenced to 84 years in prison for the murder of…

1 day ago

The first woman to sign to the Jordan brand is this Paralympic athlete

NBA legend Michael Jordan is behind Nike’s Jordan brand. In 1984, he signed a deal…

1 day ago

How Yo Gotti almost lost his 15 houses because he didn’t know he had to pay property taxes

Mario Sentell Giden Mims, better known as Yo Gotti, is an American rapper who has been…

1 day ago

Chicago: Students become first team of African-American women to win policy debate

Nevaeh Rita Sencion and Saidah Ervin of Baltimore City College High School won the National…

1 day ago

How Will Smith shocked theater fans after secretly joining them to watch Bad Boys: Ride or Die

A movie theater came to life when Will Smith emerged after the credits had rolled…

1 day ago

Kenya: Policeman opens fire on magistrate in court after ruling against his wife

Authorities in Kenya said a senior police officer was gunned down on Thursday after he…

1 day ago

Tyla says she never denied her Blackness after identifying as ‘coloured’ sparked controversy

South Africa’s global-rising singer Tyla took to social media on Thursday to set the record…

1 day ago

Naomi Campbell reveals her two children were born via surrogacy

During a recent interview with The Sunday Times, British-Jamaican supermodel Naomi Campbell confirmed her two…

1 day ago

East London woman abandoned in phone box as newborn finally meets half-brother

Susanne Barrow, abandoned as a newborn in an East London phone box with a touching…

2 days ago

Morehouse man graduates Magna Cum Laude after first enrolling 30 years ago

Thirty-three years ago, in 1991, Demetrius Banks began his journey at Morehouse College. He has…

2 days ago

Haitian-Trinidadian streamer Kai Cenat breaks Twitch viewership record with sleepover stream

Kai Cenat is a Twitch and YouTube creator with a total following of 22 million. The 22-year-old…

2 days ago

An apology isn’t enough – Superintendent pushed by angry dad during daughter’s graduation reacts to incident

Baraboo School District Superintendent Dr. Rainey Briggs isn't ready to forgive or forget after a…

2 days ago