New York woman kills baby and herself at their home

A New York oncologist fatally shot her baby and then herself Saturday morning in their home, state police reported. The incident happened in Somers, about 25 miles north of White Plains.

Dr. Krystal Cascetta, 40, entered her baby’s room in their home at about 7 a.m., shot the baby and then herself, according to a press release issued by state police. The baby’s gender and age were not provided, but an online baby registry suggests the baby was about 4 1/2 months old.

Law enforcement sources told The Journal News/lohud, part of the USA TODAY network, that the baby was a girl and an only child. They said that Cascetta’s husband, Timothy Talty, was away and Cascetta’s parents were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Cascetta was site chief of the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center, a treatment center for cancer and blood disorders, and was an assistant professor of hematology and oncology at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine.

Cascetta and Talty, who married in 2019, purchased the home on Granite Springs Road in 2021. The couple had previously lived in Brooklyn.

Cascetta’s husband is the founder of a line of protein bars that Cascetta endorsed. A bio of her on the Talty Bars website described how she had always planned to be a doctor and that she began focusing on oncology while in middle school after a friend of her mother’s died of breast cancer.

A graduate of Albany Medical College, she was inducted into its Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes excellence in humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service, according to her Mount Sinai bio.

Postpartum depression may affect about 1 in every 7 women, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is a form of major depression that may take hold at the beginning of pregnancy or within four weeks of giving birth.

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