Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Myls Dobson: 4-year-old was burned, tortured and starved for weeks before death

See also

The story of 4-year-old Myls Dobson is as heartbreaking as it is infuriating. The young child, found dead in a NYC Times Square apartment last month, was “beaten, burned and left to die,” prosecutors said.

According to an NBC report on Saturday, heinous acts of abuse were heaped on Myls by his babysitter – including forcing the boy to stand outside on a balcony in nothing but his underwear during record-breaking, sub zero temps.

Kryzie King, the 27-year-old girlfriend of Myls' father Okee Wade, was arrested on charges of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful imprisonment. At her arraignment Friday, prosecutors said King “watched Myls die right in front of her eyes.” Murder charges are likely forthcoming.

When police were summoned to the apartment on W. 48th St., King’s initial claim was that she was in another room when Myls fell unconscious in the bathroom. The story quickly fell through when investigates saw his emaciated and abused condition.

“She watched Myls die right in front of her eyes,” Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg said. “He slumped over in the bathroom. His eyes were unfocused ... his eyes were fluttering. She watched him completely shut down.”

The unimaginable cruelty – Myls was found beaten, with burn marks, starved and evidence also that showed he had been gagged – sent his mother into hysterics at Friday’s court date.

“I always wanted the best for my son, my baby,” wept Myls’ mother Ashley Dobson at a news conference after the arraignment.

Dobson had lost custody of Myls in 2012 because she was living in a shelter. Though she had been trying to get him back, Myls was staying with his father Okee Wade. However, Wade was arrested on a racketeering indictment and turned the boy over to his girlfriend, Kryzie King .

King became Myls legal caregiver, but instead of even nominal care, he was abused beyond belief. According to court records, Myls had not eaten from Dec. 26 to Jan. 3, and had lost 20 to 25 pounds. His right leg was burned from a hot oven rack. After he spilled King’s perfume, he was bound in a chair with his shoelaces and gagged to keep from screaming.

“Each one of these tragedies, it’s our job to try to stop,” said NYC mayor Bill de Blasio said. “And God forbid when they happen, it’s our job to learn from them and try every time to do better so we can reach more children. So this investigation will start immediately. We expect to hear back in about a week, so that’s going to help us know if we have to do any revisions in our policies so we can protect our children better.”

Advertisement

News

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
    Video
    Video
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
    Politics
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
    Gaza
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
    Space
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here
    Comic-Con

Related Videos:

  • UFO sighting over Toronto stirs residents
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/80ZXXF8hwVw?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Philadelphia carjackers: Help cops find men who jacked SUV and killed 3 kids
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GDvcg8iAuis?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Diabetic glucose testing
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518200015" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518200015&autoStart=true"></div>