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Police: N.Y. girl gets trapped inside sofa bed, dies

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:36 a.m. HST, Sep 24, 2013

NEW YORK >> A New York City man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl who got caught inside a sofa bed.

Fifty-year-old Mohamed Barry was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police say he was supposed to be watching Aissante Diallo and her 10-year-old sister when the accident occurred Monday at a Harlem apartment.

Barry is the boyfriend of the girls' mother. Information about his lawyer wasn't immediately available.

The Daily News says Barry told police he had stepped out of the apartment for about 10 minutes.

Police say the sofa bed folded up when the sisters were on it, trapping them. The older girl managed to get out.

Aissante was pronounced dead at a hospital. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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Cricket_Amos wrote:
What happened to the father?
on September 24,2013 | 05:35AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Didn't the trapped girl scream when they sat on her?
on September 24,2013 | 06:50AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Sounds like only half a story?
on September 24,2013 | 06:50AM
ejkorvette wrote:
Maggot, the man should be castrated!
on September 24,2013 | 07:02AM
dlum003 wrote:
that poor child, terrible
on September 24,2013 | 08:18AM
serious wrote:
Sounds like an open and shut case!!
on September 24,2013 | 01:10PM
kuewa wrote:
Next story: Sofa manufacturer sued for design error. Wait for it....
on September 24,2013 | 01:46PM
scooters wrote:
Any man who's name start's with 'Mo" is just plain trouble....
on September 24,2013 | 04:03PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
yeah like Morgan Freeman I can see he's just plain trouble waiting to happen.
on September 24,2013 | 06:49PM
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