Oscar Thomas charged in death of disabled Yonkers girl

Oscar Thomas has been charged in the death of death of 8-year-old Alayah Savarese. (6/20/14)

YONKERS - A second person has been arrested in the death of a disabled girl from Yonkers.

Oscar Thomas is being charged with criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the death of 8-year-old Alayah Savarese.

The girl battled cerebral palsy and suffered seizure disorders. She was found dead in her Yonkers apartment in June 2012.

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Thomas is the husband of the child's mother, Nicole Diggs, who was arrested last week on the same charges.

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