‘This home was known to CPS’: Details emerge in murder of 1-year-old

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Little one-year-old A’Mias Love was unresponsive when police showed up at his Joseph Avenue apartment last Thursday, and he died days later.  

A’Mias’ mother, 26-year-old Bryasia Love, called police Tuesday saying her one-year-old son was not responsive.

Immediately, investigators say they realized this was not a medical issue, but a crime.

Watch Thursday’s full press conference with the Rochester Police Department and Monroe County District Attorney’s Office below.

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A’Mias was rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital where doctors found several serious injuries: multiple skull fractures, bruises to his head, face, and neck, and life-threatening internal injuries. A’Mias died Tuesday, Jan. 24. His mother was arrested today and charged with second-degree murder.

While investigating, police say they also discovered her 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter was injured, and Bryasia Love has been charged with second-degree assault in that case.

The little girl is expected to survive and is now in the care of her grandmother. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley tells us child protective services played a role in Bryasia’s arrest.

“This home was known to CPS,” says Doorley. “And CPS was very helpful in putting these facts in this case together.”

Neighbors living near Wilson Commencement Park shared their feelings after hearing the news.

“There was something that she needed help, she could’ve got the help from somewhere you know, but like to do that to a poor innocent kid, or in this case a baby you know it’s really sad,” said one woman identifying herself only as Maria.

Laurie Andrews lives next to the apartment complex. She added, “How could a mother do that. It’s all I can say. How could a mother do something like that to her own child?”

Bryasia Love will be arraigned Friday morning at Rochester City Court.

Monroe County released the following statement regarding the death of A’Mias Love:

“The death of A’Mias Love is a terrible tragedy and we thank the Rochester Police Department for their diligent investigation. We are sure the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office will secure justice for A’Mias. Prior to A’Mias’ death, Monroe County Child Protective Services had no open cases concerning him or his surviving sibling. However, there are now ongoing police and Child Protective Services investigations and the county is not able to provide additional comment.”

Grieving family and friends have created a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs.