Caretaker Faces Charges in Death of Philly Toddler

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A woman remained behind bars a week after a 2-year-old boy she cared for was found dead in a Philadelphia home.

Officers wound Azim Jones-Fearon’s naked and emaciated body on a bed inside a home on the 7100 block of N 15th Street Wednesday evening.

Medics pronounced Azim dead at the scene.

On Tuesday, police announced child endangerment, reckless endangerment and abuse of a corpse charges against Jedayah Nesmith — the boy’s 22-year-old caretaker. A judge arraigned Nesmith Friday and sent her to jail in lieu of $750,000 bail.

No word if anyone else could face charges in Azim’s death. The boy was initially said to be 3 years old but later police revised his age to 2.

the cause of death was pending an autopsy Tuesday as homicide detectives continued their investigation.

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