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Killer Thought 4-Year-Old Myls Dobson Was Faking Minutes Before Death: DA

By Trevor Kapp | September 15, 2016 4:53pm
 Kryzie King said she thought Myls Dobson, 4, was pretending to be injured shortly before his death.
Kryzie King said she thought Myls Dobson, 4, was pretending to be injured shortly before his death.
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MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — The babysitter accused of torturing 4-year-old Myls Dobson to death inside her Midtown apartment in 2014 sat stonefaced in court Thursday as prosecutors played back her videotaped confession.

Kryzie King, who has been in jail since prosecutors charged her with abusing Dobson and then waiting for more than a half hour to call for aid, averted her eyes from the TV screen as her statements about finding the boy's lifeless body in a bathroom were played in court.

“I thought he was playing around, being defiant,” a flustered King, then 28, said in the video.

“He’s probably being Myls and not answering.”

She said it wasn’t until at least 30 minutes later on Jan. 8 that she called 911.

“When I realized he wasn’t twitching no more, that’s when I said I can’t sit here,” she said on the video. “It might’ve been too long I waited, but I was panicking.”

Myls was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, but couldn’t be saved.

King's lawyers were fighting to block the videotaped confession from being included as evidence in her trial, claiming investigators didn't immediately read her her Miranda rights.

Defense attorney Bryan Konoski said King also spent 13 hours in custody without food or a bathroom break.

"The confession was apparently coerced," he said.

But prosecutors said King voluntarily spoke to investigators and even told them that she was aware of her Miranda rights.

Judge Robert Stolz is expected to rule next week on whether her statements can be used in her trial.

King had been responsible for the boy since late December after the Dobson’s father, Okee Wade, left him in her care before being arrested.

Prosecutors say King tortured Dobson for weeks before his death on Jan. 8, beating him with increasing brutality, including hitting him with a belt and burning him with a cigar.

In one incident, she made the boy stand outside on one of the coldest days of the year in just a T-shirt and shorts after he refused to eat his lunch.

“What am I supposed to do — sit him in the corner and then he’s not gonna listen to me?” she asked.

“I wasn’t trying to do anything malicious. That’s not me.”