A transgender babysitter has admitted beating, burning, starving and killing her alleged boyfriend’s four-year-old son after the helpless youngster was left in her care.
Kryzie King, 29, was told she will be behind bars for at least 22 years after pleading guilty to the second-degree murder of Myls Dobson at Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday.
Prosecutors revealed in court that the boy had probably been dead for 24 hours before King, who is said to have been dating the boy’s father, even called 911.
King also admitted several counts of assault and related charges for burning, beating and starving the boy.
Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg said Myls’ father Okee Wade left his son with King at a luxury apartment in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, in the middle of December 2013.
Wade never returned and ended up behind bars for fraud.
Myls had been removed from the custody of his mother, Ashlee Dobson, in 2012.
She posted on Facebook on Thursday: ‘Today On My Way To Court For Justice For Myls Dobson. Rest In Paradise Baby Boy You Will Never Be Forgotten.’
Okee Wade (pictured) left the child with Kryzie King at her 11th floor apartment in this high rise in Hell’s Kitchen (right) a few weeks before Christmas 2013. He was later jailed for fraud. He has denied ever dating King or any other transgender people
King, apparently annoyed that she had been left in charge of the boy over Christmas, took out her anger on the innocent youngster, whose body was found on January 8, 2014.
When an autopsy was carried out on Myls, he was covered in burns and bruises and had not eaten for weeks.
Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg said: ‘In order to punish him she bound Myls Dobson and gagged him.’
At the time New York was suffering from record low temperatures due to the Polar Vortex, a pocket of cold air which moves down from the North Pole.
Ms Blumberg said King put him ‘out on the balcony in her apartment in the freezing cold during the Polar Vortex wearing just a short sleeved T-shirt and his underwear.
Ashlee Dobson (pictured, center) broke down in court and had to be comforted by relatives in 2014 when King first appeared charged with killing her son
He was also hit with electrical cords and belt buckles and burned with a hot toaster oven rack.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr said: ‘With this plea, Myls Dobson’s murderer has now been brought to justice and will be held accountable for the inexplicable cruelty and suffering caused to an innocent and helpless four-year-old boy.’
Ms Blumberg said: ‘The medical examiners determined that although the defendant called the police on the morning of January 8, at approximately 10.50 in the morning, it’s likely Myls Dobson died either on the very, very late evening of January 6, 2014 or the early morning hours of January 7, 2014.’
Myls’ great-aunt, Linda Dobson, told the New York Daily News: ‘No person would do something like that to a child’ and she called King a ‘monster’.
After her arrest King tried to claim she had planned a wonderful Christmas for Myls.
She said: ‘I went out and got a tree for Christmas so me and Myls could have fun putting it together. I have cancelled my plans to go Jamaica just so I could make Myls feel like he was at home.’
King, who worked as a hairstylist and model, claimed to have spent $900 on a video games console as a Christmas present for him.
The judge, Justice Robert Stolz, said King would be formally sentenced on October 21.
Wade, 37, has repeatedly denied King was his girlfriend and said he did not know her.