Gloria Fields: Babysitter Tortured, Sexually Abused Toddler Before His Death, Horrific Details Revealed During Trial

Meaghan Ellis

Gloria Fields, a sadistic schizophrenic babysitter, is standing trial for the gruesome murder of 16-month-old Anthony Delgado. According to the New York Daily News, Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon has detailed the disturbing series of events that led to Delgado's death. Although Gloria Fields initially claimed Delgado suffered injuries while playing, she later confessed that she'd murdered him. However, she didn't just murder him.

The helpless toddler suffered severe types of abuse at the hands of Gloria Fields prior to his untimely death. McMahon alleges that Gloria Fields tortured Delgado for two whole days before he succumbed. Gloria Fields' first hearing was held on Wednesday, Feb. 24. During the hearing, McMahon, and assistant district attorney, Ann Thompson, detailed the horrific acts that led to Anthony's death.

"He could not walk... He could not talk. He could not scream. He could not ask for help.

"For 48 hours, this depraved woman systematically tortured a 16-month-old baby... No creature on this earth, let alone an innocent child, deserves to undergo such horrific torment."

"For 48 hours, this depraved woman systematically tortured a 16-month-old baby... No creature on this earth, let alone an innocent child, deserves to undergo such horrific torment."

The latest reports about Gloria Fields' hearing follow previous reports detailing the timeline of the weekend events. According to the Daily Mail, the toddler was left with Fields over the weekend while his mother, Marta Delgado, moved her belongings to another apartment. It has been reported that his mother knew Gloria Fields because they lived in the same apartment complex she was moving from.

When Fields took the toddler back to his mother's apartment and returned him to his uncle on Sunday, Feb. 21, he was already unconscious. His alarming condition prompted his grandmother to seek medical attention. Anthony Delgado was rushed Staten Island University Hospital North where he was pronounced dead an hour later.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, NYPD arrested Gloria Fields in connection with the toddler's murder. In an official statement released by the NYPD's Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, the charges being brought against Gloria Fields were confirmed. According to SILive, she faces charges for second-degree murder, seven counts of assault, first-degree sexual abuse, and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17.

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