A Connecticut woman who vandalized a stranger’s vehicle told investigating officers to “take me away” because she had harmed her young son, authorities said.
On March 7, the New London Police Department responded to a call just before 6:30 a.m. about a person hitting a vehicle with a bat in an apartment building parking lot.
“While on scene with the vehicle owner, the reported female suspect,” Tiffany Farrauto, 33, “approached the police and spoke with officers,” police said in a news release obtained by FrontPageDetectives.
Farrauto allegedly admitted she had “strangled” and “hurt her son,” according to police.
When officers entered Farrauto’s studio apartment to conduct a well-being check, they found a 4-year-old boy unconscious and unresponsive and immediately attempted CPR.
Emergency medical personnel rushed the child to Laurence and Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
New London Police Chief Peter Reichard said at a news conference provided by New Haven’s WTNH the child likely had been dead for a period of time.
Farrauto now faces charges of murder and risk of injury to a minor. Her bond was set at $1 million.
Police have not determined a motive in the case, which remains under investigation.
“It hits home; it hits you right in the guts,” the police chief said of the child’s death.