Son of Murdered Queens Woman in Child Services' Care, Officials Say
NEW YORK CITY — The young son of a Queens woman allegedly viciously murdered by her MTA bus driver boyfriend is being cared for by the city's child protective services, authorities said.
The young boy, whose name and age were not immediately known, was taken into care of the Administration for Children's Services, an agency representative said Friday.
The body of the boy's mom, Kadie Ann Chambers, was found dumped in Idlewild Park Preserve in Rosedale last Tuesday morning.
Her boyfriend, Carlos Evelyn, allegedly punched her in the face three times during an argument and then choked her until she fell unconscious.
According to neighbors, the couple had a stormy relationship when they lived in St. Albans and shouting could often be heard coming from the house.
Court records show that Evelyn allegedly attacked Chambers twice within a two-week period last September.
A judge issued an order of protection for Chambers but dismissed the complaints against Evelyn provided he kept out of trouble until next year.
“I should have called her, man. I should have called," said former neighbor Mindy Melendez, 32. "This is so sad. And the little boy, what’s going to happen to him?"
The killing sparked an outpouring of grief on Facebook from Chambers' loved ones, who railed against domestic violence.
"Your family has my deepest sympathy," wrote Dominique Lilley. "Her beautiful boy...and my son...are friends and if you guys need anything at all please let me help!"
Evelyn faces murder, aggravated criminal contempt and evidence tampering charges.