Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Chaya Shurkin,of Lakewood Charged After Infant Died Inside Car

Chaya Shurkin, 25, was charged on Monday by New Jersey prosecutors with second degree endangerment of the welfare of a child
I was debating whether I should post this, but  I think the community must be warned since this is now a very common occurrence in our communities...The tragedy is  so much more since the entire family and community will never get over this!
Please please ...watch our Jewish precious neshomois!
I suspect that since the weather outside was cool around 66 degrees she didn't want to wake up the child and didn't realize the danger!

New Jersey prosecutors on Monday brought charges against a Lakewood mother whose infant daughter died after she was left alone inside a car on a warm day last month.
Chaya Shurkin, 25, was charged with second degree endangerment of the welfare of a child.
If convicted, Shurkin faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $150,000.
On May 6, police responded to a report of a 21-month-old girl who was found unresponsive inside her family’s car which was parked in the driveway of their home on Lewin Avenue in Lakewood.
When police arrived at the scene, they saw a neighbor attempting to perform CPR on the infant.
‘My wife was leaving to work and she walked out and she saw the mother crying holding the baby in her hands,’ the neighbor told WCBS-TV.
‘My wife walked in and said call Hatzolah, which is the local EMS, the Jewish EMS.
‘I performed CPR for the first couple minutes until first responders arrived and then they came and took over.’
First responders rushed the girl to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, where she was pronounced dead soon afterward.
‘A thorough and extensive investigation revealed that the child had been left alone in Shurkin’s motor vehicle for approximately two-and-one-half hours with the car turned off, in the heat,’ Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said.
‘Shurkin was the child’s mother.
‘The investigation determined that the act of leaving the child in the car unattended for such a long period of time was the cause and manner of the child’s death.’
A neighbor told WCBS-TV that Shurkin found her daughter unconscious just after 2pm on May 6.
The temperature in Lakewood, New Jersey on May 6 at around 2pm was 66 degrees Fahrenheit, according to AccuWeather.
While the outside temperature is relatively mild, the inside of a car can quickly warm up to 100 degrees within minutes. 
The temperature in Lakewood, New Jersey on May 6 at around 2pm was 66 degrees Fahrenheit, according to AccuWeather.
While the outside temperature is relatively mild, the inside of a car can quickly warm up to 100 degrees within minutes. 


Anonymous said...

In the vast majority of such tragedies it is forgetfulness that could inflict anyone chalila.

But this girl had a cousin who was arrested years ago in Lakewood for the same thing and it was troubling what lengths the mishpocho went to to cover it up both in the kehilla & to authorities.

This mishpocho is also chock full of all kinds of crazed criminals from career criminal Elliot Shurkin to Leib Pinter aka the "Energizer Goniff" as UOJ calls him to infamous embezzler cousin Dina Wein-Reiss. And in the extended family, the thieving Monsey Tress partnered with menuvol Leib Tropper.

Unknown said...

Remove this a little respect for family as they mourn and suffer

Anonymous said...

nice that she had time to do up her shaitel and makeup for the arrest picture, shows her priorities
Our people are shameless

Ytzchok said...

To: Anonymous - June 18 / 7:32pm

What sheitel and makeup ??
This photo can be from 6 months ago !


is there an adress to send some kind of nichum letter to her ?

Magdeburger Joe said...

The dangers of leaving a chil in a car even on a sunny cold day bear repeating. This woman just started a life sentence. I pity her and her family.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with people that comment on these tragedies in this way?? It's very possible that she's a loving mother that forgot her child in the car ( it's happened to lots of responsible people ) She's mourning the lost of her child along with the rest of her family and in addition to that she's being charged . Why u have any other response but compassion is beyond me . I hope ur never put in a position where u could fully understand the gravity of what I'm saying. Go pray for them or reach out to lend a hand if not go find something better to do with your time .

Anonymous said...

whoever this annonomous person is shoud be ashamed of themselves and check out if there really jewish. who are you to start badmouthing a jewish lady that you don't know much about.. SHAME ON YOU

Anonymous said...

The point of publishing this was what exactly? What have you accomplished other than to shame a fellow Jew who suffered a terrible tragedy - may no one ever go through that.

It's heartless and leads to stupid comments like anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Two and a half hours? What kind of parent leaves a 21 month old kid in a car for two and a half hours? All above who say posting this is heartless, human services should remove the rest of the kids from this household. They are unfit to be parents and a threat to their kids lives.

Anonymous said...

And don't call this a tragedy, it was negligence.

Mindy said...

What was the outcome? Was this women sentenced to prison? If so for how long? The husband was got out of the car as well. Why wasn't he charged?