Dallasblack.com: New York mother 'beat her son to death with a broomstick for Breaking An Egg'

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017 3:13 PM

New York mother 'beat her son to death with a broomstick for Breaking An Egg'

By: Monya Fleming

New York mother 'beat her son to death with a broomstick for Breaking An Egg'


A Brooklyn mother named Zarah Coombs, who is also a daycare worker, was arrested for murder on Thursday morning after beating her 4-year-old son Zamair Coombs with a broomstick and then leaving him alone in a container full of water. Coombs beat her little boy after he accidentally dropped an egg on the floor.

Zarah was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter, acting in a manner injurious to a child and possession of a weapon. Coombs eventually admitted to police that she hit the 4-year-old over and over with the broom in the kitchen of their Brownsville home. 


Police were called around 9 p.m. on Wednesday to the family’s basement apartment, where they found the little boy unresponsive in the large plastic storage bin filled with water. 

It appears after the beating that Zarah left Zamair alone in the water to take care of her other children. Zamair was still alive when emergency responders rushed him to Brookdale Hospital, but he was pronounced dead at around 2:35 a.m. 

Doctors discovered many injuries on the little boy's body that included abrasions on his neck and bruises on the rest of his body.

Zamair’s uncle, Michael Thomas, 53, actually witnessed the horrific moment when first responders arrived to help the little boy. 

Thomas revealed, "They had him downstairs in the basement. They put him on a gurney. They were pumping his chest. They inserted a breathing tube.

"Foam was coming out of his mouth. His eyes was closed. He was like a mannequin. His mom was freaking out screaming, ‘Save my baby! I don’t want him to die!' It was very traumatic. It was just crushing to see a baby like that."

Thomas revealed that Coombs first claimed that the little boy had "slipped and hit his head on the toilet and then the floor … [after] he slipped on a wet towel."

One of Zarah's neighbors, Ray Moore, revealed that Coombs "seemed like she didn’t care" when first responders were attempting to revive her son.

"She was just standing there like a bystander. She didn’t look any kind of emotional. If your kid’s been taken away, you’re supposed to be reacting," said Moore.

Officials with the Administration for Children's Services are now investigating Zamair's death. They said in a statement, "We are deeply saddened by the death of Zamair, and commend the New York City Police Department on quickly making an arrest in this case."

In another strange twist from this tragic story, it has been revealed that Zamair's father Bahsid McLean actually decapitated his mother and is serving 25 years to life for her death. He even took a selfie while holding his dead mother's head in his hand. Coombs, whose real name is Vera McLean, changed her name after he ex-husband decapitated his mother in 2013.



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