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Woman’s boyfriend charged in death of her 4-year-old daughter in New Jersey, prosecutors said

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Source: Essex County Prosecutor, MEGA

Jan. 4 2022, Published 3:20 p.m. ET

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A woman’s boyfriend has been charged in connection to the death of her 4-year-old daughter in New Jersey, prosecutors said.

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On Dec. 30, first responders were called to a home in the 200 block of Wallace Street in Orange, New Jersey, for a report of an unresponsive child, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

There, officers found 4-year-old Laniyah Bloodworth. She was transported to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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The child had unexplained bruising on her body, according to prosecutors.

Jamil Welch, 21, who is the mother’s boyfriend, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, according to prosecutors.

The cause and manner of death is pending an autopsy.

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