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Jury finds Harlem man guilty of murdering 6-year-old Zymere Perkins


Added 01-15-20 04:13:02pm EST - “A Manhattan jury convicted a Harlem man Wednesday of second-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's 6-year-old son, Zymere Perkins.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Jury finds Harlem man guilty of murdering 6-year-old Zymere Perkins”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Manhattan jury convicted a Harlem man Wednesday of second-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend’s 6-year-old son, Zymere Perkins.

Prosecutors said Rysheim Smith, 49, beat the boy with a broomstick, put him under a cold shower and hanged him from a hook after the child defecated in the family’s filthy apartment on Sept. 26, 2016.

Prosecutors said Zymere’s mom, Geraldine Perkins just stood by during the abuse, but Smith’s attorneys tried to convince jurors that she was solely responsible for the boy’s death.

Assistant DA Kerry O’Connell acknowledged during closing arguments Monday that Perkins, 29, was “equally responsible” for her son’s “depraved” slaying.

But the mother agreed to testify against Smith in exchange for pleading guilty to manslaughter and a prison sentence of between two and six years.

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