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A Connecticut mother accused of fatally strangling her toddler this month allegedly told police she was “excited” she’d killed her 4-year-old boy.
Tiffany Farrauto, 33, said she choked her young son, David Jasmin then force fed him CBD gummies at her New London apartment in order to “get back at her mother,” newly unsealed court filings show.
Farrauto’s son was found unresponsive with CBD “gummy bear[s]” scattered across his body in her apartment in the early morning hours of March 7, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com.
The boy’s lips and face were blue and strangulation marks were visible on his neck. He was pronounced dead at a New London hospital shortly after 7 a.m.
His mother, who allegedly smelt of marijuana, confessed to fatally choking David and stuffing his mouth with the cannabidiol extract candies minutes after police arrived at her home.
“I did it,” Farrauto told officers, “I f--king did it! I just killed my son…I’m so excited about it, too. I never thought I would do that...You can take me away…because my son is already dead and is in the house.”
Farrauto was attempting to get revenge, police said.
“She killed her son to ‘get back at her mother’ because she believes her mother is responsible for failures,” detectives wrote in the affidavit.
The dead child's mother also rambled about the Bible and said she was a victim of sexual assault.
“You can do whatever you want in heaven, it doesn’t matter how much you sinned,” Farrauto said during her arrest.
Farrauto is also accused of attacking a vehicle with a Wiffle ball bat in the apartment complex’s parking lot after the boy's death. Marijuana was found in her home, police said. Farrauto has been charged with murder, risk of injury to a minor, as well as two counts of third-degree criminal mischief. David Jasmin's autopsy is pending.
On Monday, a judge ruled Farrauto unfit to stand trial. The court found she was not competent, but restorable, according to court clerks. Her legal team had previously filed a motion for competency.
“She does have underlying mental health issues and I do believe they contributed to the incident,” Farrauto’s public defender, Aimee Mahon, previously told Oxygen.com.
Some who knew Farrauto also said that the single mother had mental health issues for years.
“Something made her snap,” family friend Jennifer Ostby told Oxygen.com earlier this month. “What it is, we have no idea.”
Neverthless, Farrauto had appeared to be a good mother, she said.
“She took care of David,” Ostby added. “Even though what Tiffany did was beyond evil, and I will never forgive her, Tiffany is still a human being.”
New London residents held a candlelight vigil in memory of David earlier this month. Family friends described the toddler as a “caring,” “funny,” and “mischievous,” little boy with the “cutest little laugh.”
According to the Department of Children and Families, Farrauto lodged a complaint with social workers that an unnamed person had possibly abused her son prior to his death. No action appears to have been taken.
Farrauto’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 20.
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