OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY -- A local woman was arrested Monday night on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with her 4-year-old son's death Monday morning, according to local police.
Manuela Maria Morgado, 46, was arraigned in Mararoneck court and ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla without bail. She is due back in court on Thursday.
Village of Mamaroneck police were called to Morgado's residence at the Continental View Condominium Complex at 1035 East Boston Post Rd. in Mamaroneck around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning when they found the dead boy and his mother, who was in a state of semi-consciousness.
News 12 reports that the boy — identified as Jason — was living with Manuela while she was battling his father, Briarcliff Manor resident Dr. Tim Reish, over custody of their son. They report that the incident was an attempted murder-suicide.
Dr. Reish was an orthopedic surgeon who was part of the Insall Scott Kelly Institute (ISK). According to the practice's website, he specializes in sports-related injuries and had extensive experience working with Division 1 athletes.
There was an eerie sense of calm at the Continental View Complex tonight, as VOM Police and news' trucks crowded the narrow driveway in front of the complex, with no residents coming or going.
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