Mom charged with drowning 3 kids near famed NY boardwalk
A New York City mom accused of drowning her three children in the Atlantic Ocean was charged with murder Wednesday.
Authorities announced the charges two days after Erin Merdy, 30, was found wandering barefoot and soaking wet, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from where children were discovered at the water’s edge off of Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk.
The city medical examiner determined Tuesday that 7-year-old Zachary Merdy, 4-year-old Liliana Merdy and 3-month-old Oliver Bondarev died by drowning.
Merdy has undergone a psychiatric evaluation and remained in the hospital Wednesday, according to police. It wasn’t clear when she might be arraigned in court.