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Sofa Bed 'Suffocates' Three-Year-Old Girl
A New York man has been charged over the death of a three-year-old girl who apparently suffocated after she became trapped inside his sofa bed, officers said.
Mohamed Barry, 50, was arrested for allegedly failing to supervise Aissante Diallo, the daughter of his live-in girlfriend.
He is accused of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the youngster's death.
Barry told police he had briefly gone out on Sunday evening, reportedly for about 10 minutes, leaving Aissante and two older siblings, aged five and 10, in his Harlem apartment.
Officers found the three-year-old girl unconscious, and she was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
The three children were playing on the sofa bed when one of the folds came down, trapping the little girl inside, CBS reported, citing sources.
Investigators were awaiting confirmation of the cause of death from the medical examiner, the network added.