- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say a New York City woman has been indicted on a murder charge after allegedly smothering her 20-month-old son in the bathroom of a Manhattan restaurant.

Thirty-six-year-old Latisha Fisher pleaded not guilty Friday to a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of her young son, Gavriel Fisher.

Fisher was arrested on March 30 after locking herself in the bathroom of a Sixth Avenue restaurant for about 25 minutes.

A restaurant worker opened up the door after customers became concerned and found Fisher cradling the unresponsive child.

Prosecutors say she told first responders that the devil made her “put him to sleep.”

They say she smothered the child by holding her hands over his face.

Her attorney did not immediately respond Friday to a message seeking comment.

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