A derelict Queens mom, wearing a smirk and a set of handcuffs after eight months on the lam, was charged with manslaughter in the prescription drug overdose death of her 5-year-old epileptic son, police said Thursday.
Former fugitive Phyllis Reinoso, 31, was marched silently from the 103rd Precinct stationhouse in Queens following her return to the borough where her little boy died in January 2017. The suspect, who fled to Maryland and Alabama while on the run, was held on $1 million cash bond at a brief Queens hearing.
“They finally got her?” the landlord at Reinoso’s old Jamaica home asked the Daily News on Thursday. “I tried calling the police on her. The system failed.”
Reinoso — who once nearly killed little Michael Guzman Jr. by failing to give him prescription anti-seizure meds — gave him just a single dose on the day before he died, according to a criminal complaint. But the boy later died from an “excessively high, fatal dose of phenobarbital,” the complaint read.