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Child endangerment charges returned against Englewood relative of slain woman, girl

Photo Credit: Courtesy HACKENSACK PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An Englewood woman whose aunt and 5-year-old cousin were slain in their apartment two years ago was indicted on child neglect and drug possession charges.

Aleeshia M. Frazier, 20 ( above, left ), had her 3-month-old daughter with her when Hackensack police said they found her carrying 19 bags of crack during a shoplifting arrest at the Bloomingdales in Riverside Square Mall on Jan. 14.

Frazier has remained free since posting $25,000 bail two days after she and alleged accomplice Malaika Ross, 19, also of Englewood, were taken into custody that day.

A family friend was caring for the child, authorities said.

Frazier, whose mother is a local pastor, was the niece of Tammy Pitts-Gaddy, 40 ( above, middle ), who prosecutors said was stabbed dead by her boyfriend, who they said also asphyxiated her daughter, Natasia (right), on Jan. 28, 2013.

Their accused killer, Leonia custodian Michael Brady, remained held on $2 million in the Bergen County Jail, charged with two counts of murder, hindering and weapons possession ( SEE: Murder indictment for Leonia janitor in killings of Englewood girlfriend, 5-year-old daughter ).

A grand jury in Hackensack returned the indictment against Frazier last Wednesday.


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