Zamair Coombs (Photo Source: Facebook/ Zarah Coombs)

Zamair Coombs (Photo source: Facebook/ Zarah Coombs)

In another horrific story of child abuse, a 4-year-old boy was beaten to death by his mother for simply dropping an egg on the floor. Police say that Zarah Coombs, 26, was known in the neighborhood for operating a daycare center. While her boyfriend left to buy some marijuana her son Zamair, 4, accidentally dropped an egg. The enraged mother then took a broomstick and began beating her son until he lost consciousness. She then placed the unresponsive child in a plastic bin and filled it with water.

Zarah Coombs (Photo Source: Police handout)

Zarah Coombs (Photo source: Police handout)

It was only after her boyfriend, Jamari Richardson, returned home about 20 minutes later that 911 was called. Medical responders noted that foam was coming from the child’s mouth and they were unable to revive him. While lifesaving measures were being taken, Coombs allegedly showed no emotion for her actions or the plight of her son. Coombs initially claimed to police that

Coombs initially claimed to police that Zamair died after she left him unattended inside the storage bin where her boyfriend found the child’s limp body. She was led away from the crime scene in handcuffs with tears rolling down her face. There were two other children in the apartment who were unharmed. The medical examiner stated that

The medical examiner stated that Zamair’s body had cuts, bruises and abrasions on his neck and body. The medical examiner, in ruling the case a homicide, found the cause of death was multiple blunt impact injuries.

Prior to this incident, Coombs was investigated by the New York Administration for Children’s Services. According to sources, ACS investigated a pair of allegations against the mom in 2015: Failure to provide medical care in March and inadequate supervision three months later. Both were deemed unfounded. Police sources have also stated that there were also three prior domestic incident reports involving the mother — in 2002, 2006 and 2011.

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  • Michelle

    Sickening and sad. There obviously had to be some mental issues with the mother.

    • hidaya

      Mental issues or not, she knew right from wrong. She was dead wrong for beating her child to death. She would have never done that to another adult. I can only pray that the Judge’s sentence is severe!!!

      Rest In Peace young child!

      • Michelle

        I was simply implying…what mother in their right state of mind would beat their own child to death because they dropped an egg on the floor.

  • Vana

    When I was a kid I dare not drop or break anything that cost my mother any money. The mother was not right for beating her child to death however. When you are poor, you can’t afford to drop food on the floor. That might have been her last egg. I am not condoning what the mother did however. She beat him too much.

    • Michelle

      I’m sorry but I have a four year old child too and she is constantly having accidents like this. Do I get upset at some of her accidents…yes, however, do I beat her for it…absolutely not. I don’t care if it was the last egg and there was no more food in the house.. If the mother’s boyfriend can go out and buy “weed” I’m sure they could afford to buy another dozen of eggs.

    • James Russell

      Actually she shouldn’t of beaten the baby boy at all it doesn’t matter if it was her last egg or last of anything this was a child that didn’t know any better and there’s no excuse that go along with what she done, may the courts punish her on the highest level of justice because the child had no justice at all.

  • julie murphy

    good job for letting that kid down

  • Eugenia Renskoff

    So very sad. When will this end? Eugenia Renskoff

  • Chuck

    This fool looks mean and possessed.

  • currvalicious

    She should be beaten until she’s unconscious, thrown in a bin to be filled w/water. Same exact crime she committed against the poor child should be exacted against her.

  • Had Enough

    Animals raising animals. Nothing good will ever come of it.