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Mother of Twin Babies Charged with Assaulting Boy, Charges Pending for Girl’s Death

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Oct. 5, 2018 By Tara Law

A Flushing mother who allegedly beat her 13-month-old twins on Wednesday–leaving one dead and the other fighting for his life–has been charged with assault, with multiple other charges pending.

The Queens District Attorney announced today that Tina Torabi, 30, has been charged with first degree assault for beating her son, Kian Torabi, who is currently in critical condition. Charges relating to the death of Kian’s twin sister, Elaina, are pending until the medical examiner’s report is released.

Torabi faces up to 25-years in prison for her alleged assault of Kian, who is being treated at Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She has also been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

The Queens District Attorney’s office said that Torabi called 911 on Oct. 3 to ask for assistance for Elaina, who was found unconscious, at the family’s Ashby Avenue home. Emergency responders rushed to the scene and took Elaina and her mother to Flushing Hospital Medical Center, where Elaina was pronounced dead.

Emergency responders who remained at the residence then saw that Kian was covered with scratches and bruises “in various stages of healing” all over his body. 

A pediatric specialist at the hospital found that Kian had multiple rib fractures, contusions on his lungs, and acute fractured pelvis, a visible but healing bite mark, an acute left spinal tibia fracture and an adrenal hemorrhage.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that police are continuing to investigate Elaina’s death.

“The defendant’s alleged actions are incomprehensible,” Brown said. “Unfortunately, her 13-month-old son suffered greatly in his short life. An investigation is ongoing with respect to the death of her daughter. The defendant now faces a lengthy prison sentence.”

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