MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — The babysitter authorities say tortured and starved 4-year-old Myls Dobson in a luxury Midtown high-rise building was charged with murder Thursday — nearly six months after the boy's death.
The increased charge was unsealed during an afternoon arraignment after prosecutors received the full autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
“It’s what we were waiting on before heading into the grand jury,” Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg told judge Robert Stoltz.
Kryzie King, 28, who was babysitting Dobson when he died, was originally charged with felony assault and child endangerment in a 12-count indictment filed in January.
Blumberg handed King’s defense lawyer, Bryan Konoski, a copy of the full autopsy report after announcing the murder charges. An earlier autopsy report found that Dobson died of child abuse syndrome and dehydration.
King, who wore gray sweatpants, a light gray shirt and glasses and had her hair in a bun, pleaded not guilty during the hearing.
Konoski declined to comment on the case.
The 4-year-old was left in her care after police arrested the child's father for failing to show up in court to face bank fraud charges.
King told police that she canceled her holiday travel plans, bought the boy a video game console and took him ice skating during the two weeks Dobson was under her care, between Dec. 17, 2013 and Jan. 8, 2014.
The babysitter said she wanted to show the boy the love his parents never did, but grew more abusive as Dobson became disobedient. She started punishing him in increasingly severe ways until she found him unconscious in the bathtub on Jan. 8, she said.