Erin Merdy indicted on 1st-degree murder in Coney Island drownings

Erin Merdy indicted on 1st-degree murder in Coney Island drownings

The Brooklyn mother accused of drowning her three small children off the Coney Island shoreline was indicted on murder charges Thursday in a case Brooklyn’s district attorney called an “unspeakable crime.” Erin Merdy, 30, faces three counts of first-degree murder in the Sept. 12 deaths of Zachary Merdy, 7, Liliana Stephens Merdy, 4 and 3-month-old … Read more

Brooklyn Mom Arraigned on Murder Charges in Kids’ Drowning – NBC New York

Brooklyn Mom Arraigned on Murder Charges in Kids’ Drowning – NBC New York

The Brooklyn mother accused of murdering her three young children, drowning them in the waters off Coney Island with depraved indifference to their welfare, was remanded after a brief bedside arraignment Friday at the hospital where she has been in custody since the deaths earlier this week. Erin Merdy answered in a soft voice as … Read more

Brooklyn mom suspected of drowning her 3 kids was facing eviction

Brooklyn mom suspected of drowning her 3 kids was facing eviction

The Brooklyn mom suspected of drowning her three young children Monday was facing eviction from her apartment, battling custody issues and grappling with mental-health woes before she allegedly killed the kids, The Post has learned.  Erin Merdy, 30, of Coney Island owed more than $10,000 in back rent for her Neptune Avenue apartment, where she … Read more

3 Children Found Dead on Coney Island Beach – NBC New York

3 Children Found Dead on Coney Island Beach – NBC New York

Three young children were found unconscious on the shoreline in Brooklyn’s Coney Island early Monday and later died, while their mother, who was discovered shoeless on the boardwalk two miles away, is being questioned, authorities said. According to the preliminary investigation, a concerned family member called 911 around 1:40 a.m. out of fear the 30-year-old … Read more

Border Patrol pleads with migrants not to come to US after drownings

Border Patrol pleads with migrants not to come to US after drownings

Border Patrol officials are pleading with immigrants not to attempt the perilous journey to the US after nine migrants recently drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande, according to a report. ​ Chief Patrol Agent Jason Owens of the Del Rio Sector issued a “warning of extreme importance” on Saturday about rising waters and dangerous currents. … Read more

Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands

Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) — The Irrawaddy dolphin calf — sick and too weak to swim — was drowning in a tidal pool on Thailand’s shore when fishermen found him. The fishermen quickly alerted marine conservationists, who advised them how to provide emergency care until a rescue team could transport the baby to Thailand’s Marine and … Read more