Nicole Kelly of Queens, N.Y., is accused of smothering her 11-month-old baby because she "didn’t want him anymore," then giving him a fond Facebook farewell.
Investigators say Kelly told them she had "reached her breaking point" and didn't want her 11-month old boy anymore. And so, she did what she felt she had to.
Police say she wrapped Kiam Felix, Jr. in a sheet last Sunday so he could no longer breathe, then took a shower and methodically got rid of all her baby's things.
Perhaps feeling nostalgic, if not remorseful, Kelly also apparently posted a picture of the baby on her Facebook page with the caption "R.I.P. Tinkabutt."
According to the New York Post and PIX11, that post featured a photo of the baby's dead body; the page has since been taken down from Facebook.
Investigators haven't confirmed or denied the existence of any such photo, but the Post says that, in another Facebook post, Kelly expressed regret:
"Missing my baby boy so much wish there was some way I could bring him back to life I feel horrible knowing he passed away," she allegedly wrote.
"Am his Mother I was supposed to protect him I know his spirit will always be with me I would never forget my 1st Born he will forever remain in my heart & his family hearts."
1st born? Please tell us there aren't others. She concludes:
"R.I.P KJ Am not ready O2 say goodbye to you."
Tragically, it is far too late for that sentiment.
Kelly is charged with second-degree murder and faces 25 years in prison if convicted, which could be a foregone conclusion if she really Facebooked this.