A sick woman who tortured her own son before allowing her boyfriend to murder him, took the time to put on make up and a wig before calling the cops.
More sickening details have come about the murder of Zymere Perkins, the 6-year-old little boy who was tortured by his mother's boyfriend before being lynched. On the day of the boy's death, the boyfriend, Rysheim Smith, 45, reportedly beat him with a shower rod and broomstick. Before that, he had been starved for several days and thrown against his bedroom wall. Ultimately, the child was hung with his own t-shirt on the bathroom door. Reports also show that the child lived in an apartment in Harlem, New York, infested with maggots and cockroaches.
When questioned about what happened, Geraldine Perkins, 29, told police:
“I heard him walking and going into the garbage bag, eating out of it. I thought it was a mouse.”
When she awoke the next morning, she heard Smith yelling at the child because he had an accident in the living room. The child was most-likely so scared that he tried to hide the accident under the rug. Later, the mom admitted in court that her son probably wound up defecating in their living room because he was too scared to go into the dark bathroom on his own. When she was asked what she thought about her son's actions, she said: “I felt he was wrong for doing that in the living room. ”
Perkins also claimed that Smith had been poking a broomstick into the little boy's rear as he continuously cursed the child, further terrifying Zymere. She said that Smith began hitting him with the broomstick, beating him on the chest and legs. She testified:
“He then yelled, “‘Why the f–k did you take a s–t. Why did you take a f—–g s–t in here. There’s a bathroom; you could have used the bathroom."
The beatings only intensified as Zymere began crying and screaming. Smith then picked up and carried the child to the bathroom, where he waterboarded the child and began hitting him with a shower rod.
After the child fell unconscious, the couple thought he was faking it since he'd done so during past beatings. Whenever he did this in the past, she said she would “smack him just to see if he was faking, and he’ll get up.”
However, this time the child did not wake up. And that's when Smith took the limp boy to the bathroom and hung him on the bathroom door by his shirt. The child still did not wake.
Smith then left the apartment for 2 1/2 hours. Still, Perkins initially lied to police, saying it was only 15 minutes to minimize her culpability since she did not seek medical attention during that time.
Perkins later took her son's body down, but she said Smith took Zymere and just threw his body into an unused bedroom where the child's body landed between the bed and wall like a rag doll.
She said she knew that her son was dead when she brought him into the hospital. She said that before bringing him, she tried giving him CPR and chest compressions, to no avail.
Then on September 26, 2016, Geraldine Perkins cleaned off her son's body before cleaning the bathroom and the living room. She began to read the Holy Bible and spent 10 minutes doing her makeup and putting on a wig before taking her son to the hospital.
Reports also show that Geraldine did nothing as her boyfriend brutally beat her child. On the third day of the trial at the Manhattan Supreme Court, she pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to six years in exchange for cooperating with the prosecution of her boyfriend who was later found guilty of Zymere's murder in January. Smith now faces 15 years to life in prison.
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