Nicholas Feliz Dominici Wiki – Nicholas Feliz Dominici Biography
The heartbroken mother of 1-year-old Nicholas Feliz Dominici, who died of a suspected opioid overdose at a Bronx daycare that was being used as a drug front, said her son had started at the center just the week before, when revelations horrible details about the drugs scattered around the place. Zoila Dominici and Otoniel Feliz’s 1-year-old son Nicholas was still adjusting to daycare when he and three other children were sickened by fentanyl found at the facility on Friday, according to the heartbroken mother. “We talked to those in charge… They recommended that place and apparently, they complied with all the rules. We were on a waiting list for our son to qualify,” her mother told CBS New York in Spanish. Nicholas, who would have celebrated his second birthday in November, was “very intelligent.”
“He repeated everything you told him. He had so much love. Everyone who knew him liked him, all our neighbors,” Dominici said. The owner of the Divino Niño Daycare, Grei Méndez De Ventura, 36, and her alleged partner, Caristo Acevedo Brito, 41, who lived in the basement along with the drugged daycare, was arrested on Saturday. The couple was charged with murder, assault, and child endangerment in the alleged fentanyl exposure death of 1-year-old Nicholas. Police have launched a search for Ventura’s husband, who lived with her in the house next door to her and is also wanted in the boy’s death, sources said. Nicholas, who was the youngest of five children, and his family lived within walking distance of the home daycare, which Kingsbridge Heights Community Center recommended to the family.
Nicholas Feliz Dominici was 1 years old.
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The daycare, registered under the city’s Department of Children and Family Services, only opened last January but passed a surprise inspection about a week earlier. “The place passed all inspections. Supposedly that apartment was only for daycare, but the rumor is that, from what we have heard, they also rent rooms,” Feliz said. According to police, three other children – two 2-year-old boys and one of them’s 8-month-old sister – remain hospitalized after being exposed to the deadly drug while at the facility. The children were exposed when the fentanyl was cut at the daycare and some of it floated into the air, allowing them to inhale it, police sources explained. Police responded to a 911 call from the Kingsbridge child care center shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Friday and found three of the children unconscious. Some of the children were given Narcan to try to save them. Nicholas was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. When authorities went to the daycare on Friday to investigate, they found three kilo presses, which are used to package large quantities of drugs, along with a kilo of fentanyl, prosecutors revealed in new documents. “Look what happened. If I had known, I wouldn’t have taken him,” said the boy’s mother. Her grieving father added: “The hardest thing for me is to come home and open that door and not see Nicholas saying, ‘Dad, dad.’ It’s too difficult. We can not. Because the irresponsibility of people who don’t know, don’t know that playing with drugs and leaving them where children can reach them is too dangerous.” The medical examiner’s office says the exact cause of Nicholas’ death is pending. A criminal investigation is underway into the daycare.