(Erie County Sheriff’s Office)
A self-proclaimed “mommy blogger” was arrested upstate — is accused of shaking her friend that her 2-year-old daughter until she passed out, and causing serious injuries that eventually led to the little girl’s death, the police said.
Brianna Valenti, 26, Grand Island, faced with numerous charges for the cruel act, including reckless assault of a child.
The victim is the father of Cody Fuller, told WKBW on Monday that doctors believe, they had shaken up “almost dead” by Valenti on the afternoon of Sept. 10. The toddler died at the weekend as a result of her injuries.
Valenti was looking after her that day, along with her own 5-year-old daughter when the alleged assault unfolded, Fuller said.
They allegedly called him, saying his daughter had passed and it was with “difficulty breathing.” The paramedics were called and the girl was rushed to John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital with “injuries in its essence, is not responding,” the police said.
She was admitted to the intensive care unit, and deputies with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by Erie County Child Protective Services soon after.
“CPS suspected she was a victim of child abuse,” police officials said in a press release.
On Sep. 11, authorities arrested Valenti and charged her. She was still being held Monday at the Erie County Holding Center on $ 150,000 bail. The police would not say if they have the ball more against after the death of Fuller’s daughter on Saturday.
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