Carla Garriques and Kameri Garriques

Monday Crime Stories: Mommy’s ‘BIBLICAL DIET’ kills baby boy

The death of a New York infant has been labeled a homicide. Pix11 reports that authorities were called to a home in October 2020, off of Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, about an unresponsive child. When deputies arrived, they found 7-month-old Kameri Garriques unconscious but with no signs of physical trauma. First responders rushed the infant to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators said the baby appeared to be malnourished.

As CrimeOnline reported, the child’s mother, Carla Garriques, 28, said that she kept him on a Biblical vegan diet and wasn’t “going to carry a fat a**child.” Garriques reportedly admitted that her baby was small for his age, but she claimed she, too, has always been small, adding that a vegan diet prevented her son from consuming “formula where it has chemicals in it.”

Garriques told the New York Post that she did initially feed her son baby formula, but started the vegan diet after her son developed thrush. Garriques’ mother, who also spoke to the Post, interjected and said the baby was fed “fruits and vegetables…crushed with boiled potatoes.”

Joining Nancy Grace today:

Melissa Hoppmeyer – Chief, Special Victims & Family Violence Unit, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Co-Founder of Right Response Consulting, “No Grey Zone” Podcast
Dr. Angela Arnold
Dr. Angela Arnold – Psychiatrist, Atlanta Ga.
Dr. Michelle Dupre – Forensic Pathologist and former Medical Examiner, Author: “Homicide Investigation Field Guide” & “Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide”, Ret. Police Detective Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
Dan Scott – Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sergeant, 26 years with Special Victims Bureau Specializing in Child Abuse
Kristy Mazurek – Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter, President of Successful Strategies PR and Crisis Communications Firm

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[Featured Photo: Carla Garriques & Kameri Garriques/NYPD]