Brooklyn Teen Arrested in Death of Young Boy, Authorities Still Investigating Death of Bronx Baby

The medical examiner hasn't determined the cause of death for the infant in the Bronx.

Monday, Mar 12, 2012  |  Updated 7:01 AM EDT
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Brooklyn Teen Arrested in Death of Young Boy

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A Brooklyn teenager has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend's 1-year-old boy, which was ruled a homicide. 
 
The medical examiner's office said Jacqil Degraffenreid died of lacerations to the liver and pancreas and internal hemorrhaging.  

 
He was found unconscious Saturday at his home. 
 
Nineteen-year-old Tyree Wright is charged with assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child. His girlfriend is being questioned but has not been charged. It was not immediately known if he had a lawyer.
 
Police did not release her name, since she isn't a suspect.
 
Also on Saturday, a baby girl was found unconscious at her Bronx home. The cause of death for 2-month-old Angelise Correa is under investigation. There have been no arrests.
 
Angelise was pronounced dead at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Jacqil was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital. 
 
 
 

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