Mother jailed for 17 years after beating son to death with broomstick after he asked for food

A 28-year old Brooklyn mother has received a sentence of 17 years after she pled guilty to the brutal killing of her own 4-year old son earlier this year.

According to a report filed by Pix 11, Zarah Coombs plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in April of this year. The crime took place in January after officers responded to a 911 call of an unconscious child at a property in Brownsville.

The investigation by the DA revealed some chilling facts about the death of 4-year old Zamair Coombs. It was alleged that the boy had asked his mother for food, only for her to refuse. Hungry, he tried to fetch some himself, but accidentally dropped some on the floor. His mother reportedly became enraged and began beating him with a broomstick until he lost consciousness.

She then placed his body in a large container of water, where he would later be found unresponsive by the defendant’s boyfriend, who raised the alarm. Zamair was rushed to hospital but was unable to be revived and passed away hours later. According to a report from the medical examiner, the victim had suffered over 30 impact injuries to his body.