Rochester mom pleads not guilty to murdering 1-year-old son
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The mother accused of brutalizing her two children – one of whom died – pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.
Bryasia Love, 26, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree assault. During her arraignment Friday, someone in the courtroom shouted, “Baby killer.”
Sara VanStrydonck, Assistant District Attorney, Chief of Special Victims Unit: “This is an incredibly emotional experience. So I think that’s what you’re seeing, raw emotions playing out in court.”
Rochester Police say Love called 911 Thursday, Jan. 19, saying her 1-year-old son, A’Mias Love, was unresponsive. He was rushed to Strong Memorial, where he died Tuesday.
Investigators announced A’Mias’ death, and his mother’s arrest, Thursday at a press conference, where they detailed the brutal injuries he suffered.
“That abuse resulted in multiple skull fractions, lacerations of the top of his head and liver, and severe damage to his eyes,” Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley said.
While investigating, police say they discovered A’Mias’ two-and-a-half-year old sister had also been assaulted, allegedly by Love. She is expected to recover and is in the care of her grandmother.
Lance Murphy, supporter of the family: “Emotions are high right now. People act out emotionally, they don’t think first. But all I know is there’s a lot of pain. The reality is hitting us this morning. God bless the baby and the Love family.”
Brean: “Any idea how it got to this point?
Tammy Love-Murphy, cousin of the children’s grandmother: “No, we don’t know but we wish that it hadn’t got to that point.”
Love remains in the Monroe County Jail.
This is a developing story. News10NBC will provide updates as they become available.