Leticia Bravo Wiki – Leticia Bravo Biography
Leticia Bravo, 39, became the primary caretaker for Peter Cuacuas in September 2020 after the school year began and he stayed at her home every day until Saturday, when he want to his father’s apartment, Newburgh Police Commissioner Jose A. Gomerez said.
In January, Peter stopped logging into virtual school and he was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital on February 10, where he was pronounced dead.
She starved her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son to death – Charged
A New York woman was charged with murder Friday after authorities alleged she starved to death her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son earlier this year.
“An autopsy by the Orange County Medical Examiner concluded that Peter, who weighed only 37 pounds, had died of malnutrition,” Gomerez said Friday. “It is alleged that Bravo left Peter locked up and isolated in a bedroom behind doors, locked from the outside since January 2021.”
Bravo is believed to be Peter’s mother, but authorities were unable to say for sure during a press conference on Friday.
She was arrested Thursday and charged with second degree murder, first degree murder and second degree murder. Bail for her was set at $ 250,000 in cash, but it would be lowered with a secured bond, authorities said.
Bravo faces 25 years to life in prison on the leading charge of second-degree murder.
Peter’s father, Arturo Cuacuas, was charged with criminally negligent manslaughter, but was not in custody as of Friday, according to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. A phone number listed for him was not in service when NBC News reached out for comment Sunday.
Cuacuas was charged because even though he had the child only one day a week, he “should have known” the condition of his son, according to Hoovler.
Court records were not immediately available to either Bravo or Cuacuas and it is unclear if they have hired attorneys.