Mom Arrested in Murder of 9-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead in Brooklyn Apartment: Police

The mother of a 9-year-old girl who was found dead inside a Brooklyn apartment after neighbors complained of a foul smell has been arrested and charged in her murder, police said.

Shemene Cato was arrested Monday afternoon, according to police, who had questioned the mom 24 hour prior. In addition to murder, the 48-year-old faces charges of manslaughter, assault, endangering the welfare of a child and weapon possession in the death of Shalom Guifarro, who was found dead in her Crown Heights home Sunday.

The disturbing case was ruled a homicide by the city’s medical examiner a day later, after it was found that Shalom suffered multiple blunt force

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