Erin Merdy: What we know about the New York City mom who drowned her 3 kids

Erin Merdy
Erin Merdy

Erin Merdy, a 30 year old mother from New York City has been arrested for murdering her three children by drowning them on a Coney Island beach.

Erin Merdy,  was charged with intentional murder, murder with depraved indifference and murder of a victim less than 11 years old, cops said.

She’s facing nine counts in total — three for each of her children, 7-year-old Zachary Merdy, 4-year-old Liliana Stephen and 3-month-old Oliver Bondarev, police said.

Erin Merdy had mental issues

Erin, had mental health issues for years and suffered from post-partum depression but was not properly evaluated just months before she allegedly drowned her three kids, the youngest only four months old.

Erin Merdy’s alarming text

Merdy sent a terrifying text to family members before her children died that read ‘the babies are gone,’ prompting panic and a search by police that ended with the heartbreaking discovery of the three unconscious children.

Erin’s relative informed the police after she was acting strangely

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Prior to the tragedy, Merdy had been acting strangely and made comments to her relatives that left them concerned that she’d harmed her children.

Some of those relatives called police and asked them to conduct a wellness check at her home, but when officers arrived, the door was unlocked and nobody was there, setting off a frantic manhunt for the mom and her kids.

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