The New York babysitter, who tried to kill a two-month-old boy by pushing a baby, wipes his throat and sobs in court while being sentenced to 15 years in prison
- Marianne Benjamin-Williams, 47, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in New York on Monday
- The babysitter was found guilty of trying to kill and murdering the two months old Maxwell Bluetreich in May 2017
- She pushed the baby down the boy's throat and let him gasp for breath as she cared for him in his family's apartment in Manhattan
- Doctors rescue Maxwell and got a balanced baby wrap. from his throat
- The cloth was so far in the boy's throat that it was not visible at first
Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
A nanny in New York, who tried to kill her employer's son by pushing a baby, wiped his throat and wept in court and claimed her innocence before she was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Marianne Benjamin-Williams, 47, was convicted on Monday for the attempted murder and strangulation of the two-month-old Maxwell Bluetreich in May 2017.
Benjamin-Williams, who was found guilty by a jury last month, pushed the baby down the boy's throat and let him gasp for air while she took care of him in the apartment of his family in Manhattan.
Doctors managed to save Maxwell and removed a "balanced baby wrap & # 39; from his throat after the first responders found that he was bleeding from the mouth and struggled for air.
Marianne Benjamin-Williams, 47, sobbed Monday in a court in New York when she was convicted in May 2017 for the attempted murder and strangulation of the two-month-old Maxwell Bluetreich.
Officials said the sweep was stuck into the boy's throat so far that it was not visible at first.
The nanny's lawyers suggested that the swipe had been inhaled by the baby or put in his mouth by his 14-month-old sister.
Prosecutors claimed that Benjamin-Williams was trying to suffocate the baby because she was frustrated by his unrest and was not satisfied with what the parents of the child, Dr. Salomon Blutreich and Meredith Sondler-Bazar, paid her.
"Marianne Benjamin-Williams sealed her own fate when she tried to kill the two-month-old child she left with her in such a violent, gruesome way," said attorney Cyrus R. Vance, district attorney of Manhattan, after her conviction.
& # 39; But the suspect's tendency to lie – first with the family when she tried to get to work and then to the witness when she blamed the child's sister – made things worse, making the details of this horrific case got worse.
Benjamin-Williams pushed the baby down the Maxwell's throat and let him gasp for a while as he cared for him and his fourteen-month-old sister in his family's apartment in Manhattan
Doctors said that the sweep was stuck into the boy's throat so much that he was not visible at first. They succeeded in getting the bloodied and excited baby cloth (photo above) out of his throat
Doctors managed to save Maxwell and removed a "balanced baby wipe" & # 39; (pictured) from his throat after the first responders found that he was bleeding from the mouth and struggled for air
"Her crime continues to haunt the family and has left an indelible mark on the life of their now two-year-old son. I would like to thank the prosecutors at my office for securing a significant prison sentence in this case and to ensure that no other family suffers from this suspect. & # 39;
Benjamin-Williams had previously insisted that she did everything she could to save the boy after he came up during a feed and began to make squeaking noises.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; Maxy, stay with me! & # 39; She said she told the baby.
The babysitter told the court during her lawsuit that she called Maxwell's mother and asked her to call 911 so she could focus her attention on the baby because she was afraid he was almost dead.
She said she poured water on the baby's face and slapped him in an attempt to revive him.
She was sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder, assault, strangulation, criminal possession of a forged instrument and endangering the welfare of a child
Benjamin-Williams claimed that she had performed the Heimlich maneuver for babies by hitting the two-month-old baby on his back and then putting her finger in his month to check for any foreign objects that were obstructing his airways.
She claimed that the deep scratches later discovered by doctors in the child's mouth, causing heavy bleeding and required stitches, were her fingernails.
The prosecution argued that the injuries to Maxwell's tongue were inflicted by a hard object that the nanny reportedly used to push the wet wipe through the baby's throat.
& # 39; I never tried to kill Maxy. I never harmed Maxy, "she said during her testimony.
& # 39; I was looking forward to going to work. & # 39;
She was sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder, sexual assault, strangulation, criminal possession of a forged instrument and endangering the welfare of a child.