Baby sitter charged with murder in death of Staten Island 16-month-old

Babysitter Charged With Murder, Sex Abuse in Toddler's Death

STATEN ISLAND (WPIX) – The baby sitter charged with killing 16-month-old Staten Island toddler faced the family of the young boy amid sobs, shrieks of pain and shouts of "you should rot in hell forever."

Assistant District Attorney said about the death of tiny Anthony Delgado, "Gloria Fields heinously and horrifically tortured a baby to death and deserves life in prison."

But when she detailed the actual abuse, including "slamming the baby's face to the ground" and "shoving a Crayola pencil up his rectum and leaving it there for a day and a half," several family members started shouting obscenities at the babysitter and had to be escorted out of the court room.

Fields was arraigned on murder, manslaughter and sexual abuse charges.

See photos of Fields and reaction on social media:

Babysitter confesses to sexually abusing, killing Staten Island 16-month-old
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Baby sitter charged with murder in death of Staten Island 16-month-old
Gloria Fields (Photo via Facebook)
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Gloria Fields deserves to die. No human...let alone a CHILD deserves that torment. My heart is broken for the family #ripanthonydelgado 💔 😔🙏
#disturbing Gloria Fields, #StatenIsland babysitter accused of torturously killing a 16-month-old boy. @PIX11News
Gloria Fields, walked from @NYPD120Pct denied killing 16 month old Anthony Delgado. Said she cared about the baby.
Gloria Fields, 31, of Steuben Street, Staten Island, charged with murder, assault, aggravated sex abuse 16 month old

The mother of the toddler left court surrounded by family members. Marta Delgado, the boy's mother, said nothing.

But others spoke.

Delgado's great aunt, Linda Cromwell said through her tears, "she needs to be punished for what she did."

Grandfather Roger Simpson said he was shocked to hear the allegation about the Crayon. "That was just a little baby," but he added, "God will judge her."

And aunt Krystal Gordon said Fields is not known for being a babysitter. "Everyone knows she's unstable. Everyone knows she does drugs."

In the District Attorney's complaint, Fields was said to have used heroin several times over the course of the weekend.

Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon said:

"For 48 hours, this depraved woman systematically tortured a 16-month-old baby. No creature on this earth, let alone an innocent child, deserves to undergo such horrific torment."

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