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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mom Who Blamed ‘Devil’ After Killing Her Toddler Jailed 18 Years

A paranoid schizophrenic woman who smothered her toddler in a Midtown burger joint and claimed “the devil made me do it” will spend nearly two decades in prison.

Latisha Fisher, 38, on Monday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the killing of 20-month-old Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher in March 2015. She spent 40 minutes in the 5 Boro Burger bathroom smothering him, officials said.

Fisher had rejected a plea offer from Manhattan prosecutors and then pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Prosecutor Jessica Troy read two victim impact statements on behalf of little Gavriel’s father, Luis Ortiz Jr., and the tot’s paternal grandfather, Luis Ortiz Sr.

“The time I found out I was going to be a father, I was happy — and even happier it was going to be a boy,” Ortiz Jr.’s statement read.

Ortiz Jr., 36, wept as his statement was read aloud to the court.

He had dreamed of teaching his son how to ride a bike, and how to be a respectful young man.

“On March 20, I lost everything,” it read.

“Sometimes I blame myself … I should have gone there that day, maybe he’d still be here with us.”

The grieving father said he had found it in his heart to forgive Fisher but the pain still remained.

“I forgive you but I can never forget,” he said.

Prosecutors then read aloud Ortiz Sr.’s statement.

“In time, I will find a way to forgive you. For now, justice is served,” part of the 54-year-old’s statement read.

Fisher was then given an opportunity to speak.

“I’m sorry,” she said through sobs. “I love my son.”

Judge Gregory Carro noted Fisher, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, “clearly suffering mental illness (and) has taken responsibility for her actions.”

After the sentencing, Ortiz Jr. and Sr. said they finally felt they had some closure.

From new york daily times


  1. Na devil dem deh blame, idiot.

  2. So if she was mentally ill; diagnosed with Schizophrenia, why convict her of murder?

  3. Kolomental things.all this dat has mental problems God should stop giving them child becoz they end up killing their babies and blaming it on the devil.RIP son.

    1. And have you considered that some of them seek for children and husband in mediums and that "kolomental things" is just a "jara" from Satan who only gives sorrows.

  4. Enter your comment...End time

  5. Blame it on the devil, he's responsible for everything wrong in this world.

    Well, what can I say, she's schizophrenic


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