1-year-old girl's death ruled a homicide

The death of a one-year-old New York City girl last October has been determined to be a homicide, according to police.   The girl's mother is expected to face new charges.

The NYPD responded to a 911 call to a home on Ashby Avenue in East Flushing, Queens on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 just before 10 p.m.  When they got there they found Elaina Torabi unconscious and unresponsive with severe trauma to her body.  Fox 5 News reported that she had lacerations on her body.  Her twin brother was also found with severe trauma.

The girl was rushed to Flushing Hospital but it was too late to save her.  The boy was taken to Cohen Children's Medical Center.  Fox 5 News reported that the boy had severe bruises and broken ribs.

The Tina Torabi, 30, was charged with felony assault but the charges were expected to be upgraded after the autopsy results were released by the medical examiner's office.

Fox 5 News reported that the mother has three other daughters, ages 2, 4, and 5.  They are now in protective custody.