A 32 year old woman in White Plains has been arrested for starving and refusing medication to her 8 year old special needs daughter. As well as refusing food and medicine, the mother and her husband abused the girl by beating and refusing to clean her. They did all of this so they can inherit the child’s million dollar trust fund.
Nicole Diggs and her husband have pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide and child endangerment in the 2012 death of Alayah Savarese, who was the beneficiary of a trust fund created from the settlement of a malpractice suit that stemmed from complications during her birth.
The indictment doesn’t allege that the trust fund was a motive, but Diggs’ attorney says prosecutors are nevertheless implying that her client “somehow disposed of her daughter in order to obtain the money.” She wants any mention of the trust fund barred from trial and says her client didn’t neglect Alayah.