Brooklyn mother indicted on first-degree murder charges for allegedly drowning her 3 children

A Brooklyn mother has been indicted in the death of her three children who were allegedly drowned in the ocean off the Coney Island boardwalk.

News 12 Staff

Oct 6, 2022, 5:01 PM

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Brooklyn mother indicted on first-degree murder charges for allegedly drowning her 3 children
A Brooklyn mother has been indicted in the death of her three children who were allegedly drowned in the ocean off the Coney Island boardwalk.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that the mother, Erin Merdy, 30, was indicted on first-degree murder and related charges for allegedly drowning her three children, who were 3 months old, 4 years old, and 7 years old, in the ocean near their home in Coney Island.
Merdy was arraigned Thursday on an indictment in which she is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and nine counts of second-degree murder.
The defendant is facing a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole if convicted of the top count.
She is being held without bail and was ordered to return to court on Nov. 30, 2022.


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