Created: 01/10/2014 3:41 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
A Manhattan woman is due in court to face charges in the tragic death of a 4-year-old boy who was left in her care after his father went to jail.
Kryzie King is charged with assault and reckless endangerment. She is to appear in court sometime Friday.
Police say King initially reported on Wednesday that Myls Dobson suffered a fatal fall in her Manhattan apartment. But investigators say the boy's body showed signs of severe abuse, including cigarette burns and bruises on his genitals.
At a news conference Friday, the mother of the dead boy said he never should have been taken away from her and put in the custody of his father, an ex-con. Police say he put the child in King's care last month after his latest arrest.