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Westchester Mother Sentenced In Death Of 6-Year-Old Daughter

Kathleen Dymes
Kathleen Dymes Photo Credit: File Photo

This story has been updated.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Kathleen Dymes of Croton-on-Hudson was sentenced to five years probation in the death of Lacey Carr, her 6-year-old daughter at Westchester County Court in White Plains early Tuesday afternoon.

Dymes pleaded guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide, a felony; one count of child endangerment, a misdemeanor; and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Judge Barbara Zambelli said in January she would sentence Dymes to five years probation for the felony and three years probation for the misdemeanors.

Dymes and Lacey were found by Lacey's father, David Carr on Easter Sunday, 2015. Dymes and Lacey lived at the home with Dymes' father, Kevin.

At approximately 1:09 p.m. on April 5, 2015, the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department received a 911 call from David Carr, requesting that police respond to 144 Hastings Ave. in Croton-on-Hudson reporting that his daughter was cold and not breathing.

CPR was performed on Lacey Carr shortly after police and medical personnel entered the residence and went to the second floor where they discovered her body lying on the bed unresponsive and not breathing, according to the Westchester district attorney's office. 

Additional personnel arrived on scene, and since the child was being treated, they tended to Kathleen Dymes who was in a kneeling position at the side of the bed on the floor. She, too, was unresponsive.

Lacey Carr was pronounced deceased at 1:27 p.m. April 5, 2015. 

Later that day, a search warrant was executed and in the second floor bedroom, where the body of Lacey Carr was discovered, police observed an open bottle of alcohol along with various and numerous over the counter, prescription and illegal drugs strewn about the room.

Assistant District Attorney Doreen Lloyd, Chief of the Child Abuse Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Owein Levin of the Child Abuse Bureau prosecuted the case.

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