What to Know
- Two women who appeared to be intoxicated were taken into custody last weekend after a baby found unconscious at a midtown hotel died
- A day later, authorities said both women had been released and had not been charged
- The baby's mother, who lives in Delaware, says her stepdaughter had permission to take the child and she doesn't blame her for the death
A Delaware mother grieving the death of her 4-month-old son who was found cold and unresponsive in a midtown hotel lobby last week says she doesn't blame her stepdaughter, who had the boy in her care.
Investigators are still working to determine what caused the death of Dominic Green on Saturday.
His mother, Dominique Green, told reporters the boy was being cared for by her stepdaughter and her stepdaughter's fiancée.
They were supposed to take the baby back to Wilmington after a trip to Baltimore, but wound up going to New York.
A hotel worker noticed Dominic wasn't moving and called 911, authorities have said. Police also said the women were incoherent and drugs were found. They were arrested, but later released.
Dominique Green says she doesn't blame her stepdaughter for what happened.
A spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney declined to comment.