Day care worker,Zarah Coombs beat her 4-year-old son Zamair to death
with a broomstick after the preschooler accidentally broke an egg on the
floor of their Brooklyn basement apartment.
Coombs who worked in a family-owned Bushwick day care center — waited 20
minutes with the dying boy stashed inside a water-filled plastic
storage bin before finally calling 911 for help, according to a source.
The 26-year-old Coombs confessed to the Wednesday night beating and was
charged with murder. She was led away in handcuffs as tears rolled down
her face.But neighbor Ray Moore, 18, said the cold-blooded Coombs showed
no such remorse as medics tried to save her son’s life.
“She was just standing there like she just don’t care,” said Moore, who
lives one floor up from the murder suspect in Brownsville. “I know if it
was me, my mother would’ve been in the ambulance.
“That’s when you know something wasn’t right.”
The brutal killing occurred while Coombs was home alone with Zamair and
two younger kids, waiting for her boyfriend to return from buying
marijuana, sources said.When the egg slipped from the small child’s
hands, the mom lost her mind, grabbed the broomstick and beat the
helpless little boy until he fell silent, sources said.
She then put the unconscious Zamair in the large bin inside the
apartment bathroom, according to sources.Coombs — raised in a family of
15 kids and the mother of four children — only summoned help when her
live-in boyfriend, Jamari Richardson, returned home shortly before 9
p.m., cops said.
When cops arrived, they found the battered Zamair unable to breathe and
foaming at the mouth, according to police and a relative. He was
pronounced dead about five hours later at Brookdale University Hospital.
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