A Staten Island judge sentenced a killer baby-sitter to life in prison Tuesday, citing her torture and murder of a 17-month-old boy as the most heinous case of his career.
Judge Wayne Ozzie imposed the term of 23 years to life after watching confessed child killer Gloria Fields stare blankly as the slain child’s uncle choked back tears while addressing the court.
“I saw no emotion, no visible remorse,” said Ozzie. “It confirms my belief that you are depraved in some way. Why would anyone want to do this to a 17-month-old child?
“What were you thinking? That poor child never had a chance,” he continued, ripping into Fields as “wicked and cruel.”
Fields, 32, admitted to the murder of helpless Anthony Delgado between Feb. 19-21, 2016, confessing that she systematically tormented and killed the toddler.
Relatives of the slain little boy applauded in the courtroom when the sentence was imposed.
“This defendant deserves to spend the rest of her life in prison for the atrocious and sickening crimes she committed,” said Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon.