Mythia Latka is a woman from Colorado who earlier this month was charged with child abuse causing death and today has been charged with the murder of her two year old son. According to police reports two year old Ezekiel Irwin was rushed to the hospital in Colorado Springs as he was unresponsive and unfortunately would pass away.
After an investigation it was determined that Ezekiel Irwin who required a breathing tube was most likely oxygen deprived for sometime due to the tube being not cleaned properly. The doctor also stated that an alarm would have sounded telling the caregiver (Mythia Latka) that the tube required attention.
However doctors also noticed a number of bruises to the two year old face. A witness who lived with Mythia Latka would tell police that Ezekiel Irwin arms were tied behind his back and Latka slammed his face into the wall several times.
Mythia Latka was initially charged with child abuse causing death however the charges were upgraded to murder
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A 23-year-old Pueblo mother was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son.
Tenth Judicial District Attorney Jeff Chostner reported his office filed the single criminal count against Mythia Latka in connection with the death of her son, Ezekiel Irwin. Irwin died Jan. 31 at a Colorado Springs hospital after being found unresponsive in his Pueblo home earlier the same day, according to a statement on Twitter by Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter.
According to a Pueblo Police Department arrest affidavit, a doctor at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs indicated to police that the child, whose medical needs necessitated he use a tracheostomy tube in order to breathe, had likely suffered from oxygen deprivation due to the tracheostomy tube not being cleaned, leading to his death. The doctor reported an alarm would have sounded on the child’s ventilator to warn the caregiver, and he told police the child’s death was “definitely preventable.
The doctor also expressed concern over physical injuries to the child’s face, but stated there was no brain bleed, according to a CT scan. The arrest affidavit for Latka indicated the boy had an abrasion and blood on his lip, as well as several scratches on his face.
A witness who lived with Latka and her child stated to police she had seen Latka push the boy’s face into a wall several times while his hands were tied behind his back, causing the child’s lip to bleed, according to the affidavit.
Latka remains held at the Pueblo County jail on a $100,000 bond.
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