DA Vance Announces Guilty Plea of Kryzie King for Murder of Four-Year-Old Myls Dobson

September 29, 2016

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty plea of KRYZIE KING, 29, for the murder of four-year-old Myls Dobson. KING pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to all of the charges against her: Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, and six counts of Assault in the Second Degree. KING is expected to be sentenced on October 21, 2016.  

“With this plea, Myls Dobson’s murderer has now been brought to justice and will be held accountable for the inexplicable cruelty and suffering caused to an innocent and helpless four-year-old boy,” said District Attorney Vance. “No child should have to suffer from abuse and neglect. I urge anyone who believes they know a victim of child abuse to call our Child Abuse Hotline at 212-335-4308, or visit the Manhattan Family Justice Center at 80 Centre Street.”

As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea and according to statements made on the record in court, on December 17, 2013, four-year-old Myls Dobson was left in KING’s care at her West 48th Street apartment. Over the course of the next three weeks, KING repeatedly assaulted the child, including binding his hands and feet, striking him with electrical cords and belt buckles, locking him outside on a patio in record low temperatures, and burning him with a hot toaster oven rack. On January 8, 2014, NYPD officers responding to the defendant’s 911 call discovered the victim burned, bruised, emaciated, and severely dehydrated. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Assistant District Attorneys Nicole Blumberg, Chief of the Child Abuse Unit, and Colleen Walsh handled the prosecution of this case with Senior Investigative Analyst Nicole Drosinos, under the supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. Senior Trial Counsel Peter Casolaro and Special Counsel to the District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon assisted with the case, as did Deputy Chief Investigator Robert Mooney, Senior Rackets Investigators Jeffrey Salta and James Piccione, Technology Analyst Matthew Brazaitis, Paralegal Jeffrey Meehan, and College Intern William Fitzmaurice. 

District Attorney Vance thanked NYPD Detectives Richard Tirelli and Robert Hahn, and other members of the Manhattan South Homicide Squad and Midtown North Precinct. 

Defendant Information:

KRYZIE KING, D.O.B. 11/3/1986
Manhattan, NY


  • Murder in the Second Degree, a class A felony, one count
  • Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
  • Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony, one count
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, six counts