New York: Baby dies, three others hospitalized after accessing fentanyl at Bronx daycare

Two people have been arrested on multiple charges, including murder. Authorities say the suspects facilitated the minors' access to the opioid.

The NYPD arrested two people they accuse of murder after providing a child with access to fentanyl, causing his death. The boy ingested the opioid while they were in a Bronx daycare center. Authorities received a call Friday asking for help. Upon arrival, they found the baby unconscious and without having any kind of response to emergency care. He was immediately taken to Montefiore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A day later, Carlisto Acevedo Brito, 41, and Grei Mendez, 36, were arrested on charges of facilitating access to fentanyl to Nicholas Dominici, the boy who had died at just one year old. This event, explains NBC, caused authorities to charge both people with several counts of involuntary murder, assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance and narcotic as well as endangering the welfare of a child. At the moment, the relationship of both detainees with the nursery is unknown.

Three more children hospitalized for fentanyl exposure

Crimes that were further aggravated when they hospitalized three other children who had been in the same daycare. They also had symptoms caused by suspected opioid exposure. A two-year-old boy is in critical condition while an eight-month-old girl is stable. The other child, 2 years old, is also stable and hospitalized at BronxCare Health System.

It was the mother of this third child who alerted authorities to the situation in the nursery. According to NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny, she took her son to the hospital when she noticed he was "acting lethargic and unresponsive." Upon arriving at the hospital, around 12.15 p.m., the health workers gave him Narcan and saved the child's life, explained one of the chief detectives. The same procedure was used on the other three children they found in the nursery.