A New York mother has been accused of beating her 15-month-old baby girl to death, then stufing her in a freezer.

Dasia Bertee is alleged to have beaten Samia Yusef repeatedly with closed fists. It’s unclear if the infant was still alive when she was placed there. of the freezer.

The mother of three girls was reportedly at home with three other adults, an aunt and two grandparents, when the little girl was injured. the victim’s siblings, aged 6 and 9, were there too, but weren’t hurt.


The victim’s aunt called authorities at about 5:30 p.m., reporting that the tiny girl was found unresponsive in a bedroom.

Arriving officers found the baby girl’s body to be extremely cold; more so than merely being deceased would have caused. This lead them to believe she’d spent some time in a freezer before 911 had been called. She also had marks on her face.

It’s now been learned that little Samia had also been punched with a closed fist “six or seven” times in the back.

She’d suffered a lumbar fracture and internal bleeding, in addition to the aforementioned facial trauma. It’s believed that Ms. Bartee turned violent when the girl wouldn’t stop crying.

She’s been charged with first degree manslaughter and her bail has been set at $50,000.