Judge dismisses homicide charges against Yonkers couple Nicole Diggs, Oscar Thomas in death of Alayah Savarese

A judge has dismissed negligent homicide charges against a Yonkers woman and her husband in connection with the death of her severely disabled daughter. A Westchester judge ruled that because the grand

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2014, 2:03 AM

Updated 3,586 days ago

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A judge has dismissed negligent homicide charges against a Yonkers woman and her husband in connection with the death of her severely disabled daughter.
A Westchester judge ruled that because the grand jury never saw videotapes of Nicole Diggs and Oscar Thomas' interrogations, the integrity of the jury was 'impaired.'
The couple pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide and child endangerment in the 2012 death of Diggs' 8-year-old daughter, Alayah Savarese. The little girl battled cerebral palsy and suffered seizure disorders.
Investigators claim Savarese died from a lack of medication and food. The couple is accused of not taking the little girl to school and failing to bathe her.
The couple is still facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges and faces a maximum of four years in prison. They are due back in court Oct. 21.


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