Priyanka Tiwari is an accused killer from North Carolina who has been charged with the murder of her ten year old son who authorities say she starved to death
According to police reports authorities in Morrisville North Carolina responded to a 911 phone call and when they entered the home they would find the decomposed body of a ten year old boy. Authorities would say the child had lost an enormous amount of weight in the final month of his life. The unnamed boy will undergo an autopsy to determine his exact cause of death
Priyanka Tiwari would be arrested and has been charged with murder and negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.
Apparently the father of the boy did not live with them and had an order of protection against Priyanka Tiwari
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A mother in Morrisville is facing a murder charge in the death of her 10-year-old son.
According to the arrest warrant, Priyanka Tiwari, 33, starved her son.
Morrisville police officers arrived at her home on Craigmeade Drive on Wednesday. They said the child had been dead for a while by the time officers arrived.
Tiwari was arrested and charged with negligent child abuse that inflicted serious bodily injury as well as murder.
It is not known how long the abuse took place in the home. Police told ABC11 that the investigation uncovered extreme neglect.
Tiwari made her first appearance today. She is charged with first-degree murder, and if convicted on that charge, she could face the death penalty or life without parole. She is also charged with child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury, which carries up to 231 months.
She requested a capital defender to represent her.
Tiwari is being held without bond. Her next court date is set for Jan. 11
Parents who live in the area told ABC11 they were shocked by the news. They said they hardly ever saw anyone at the home in question, and they’re not sure how many people lived there.
Neighbors described the area as a kid-friendly neighborhood where families are used to seeing each other but not much is known about the boy and his mother.
“We never saw him going to school,” one neighbor said.
“It’s so sad for the kid to die when…their own parents are responsible for killing your kid, murdering your kid,” another neighbor said. “So I’m definitely sad and shocked with that.”
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A North Carolina mom has been charged with murder after her 10-year-old son’s decomposing body was found in their home where police say the child was starved to death.
A 911 call led police to her Priyanka Tiwari, 33, home in Morrisville around 5.35pm Wednesday.
When officers entered the property on Craigmeade Drive, they were confronted with a gruesome scene. Tiwari’s young son was unresponsive, could not be revived by CPR, and his body had started to decompose.
Investigators found almost no food in the home, and police said the boy had lost an enormous amount of weight in the month prior to his death.
‘Without the autopsy, we don’t know how the child passed away,’ Morrisville Police Chief Pete Acosta told WRAL.
The mother is accused of ‘willfully’ murdering her son with ‘malice’ and ‘aforethought’, according to an arrest warrant seen by WRAL.
She was arrested Thursday morning, and charged with murder and negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.
Acosta said relatives from India had been constantly calling the home for months to check on the unnamed boy, and officers had been called around at least eight times in 2023 alone.
Residents in the neighborhood said they were shocked and appalled by the discovery of the boy’s body.
‘It is super alarming for the community [because] everyone is nice and friendly,’ Sue Nagavalli told WRAL.
Tiwari’s husband contacted police in March and asked them to watch over the home while he went to retrieve some personal items, according to WNCN.
‘He was leaving, leaving the home, and so we followed him over there,’ Acosta told the broadcaster. ‘He went and got several bags and left there was no issues.’
Acosta added Priyanka Tiwari’s husband later had a domestic violence protective order placed against her.
At that time, the boy ‘appeared to be of a very healthy weight.’
Tiwari is being held in custody without bail until her next court appearance on January 11.