Saturday, May 17, 2008

Death of a young boy has been ruled a homicide

Jaylen Brown, a 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities, died on Thursday of complications from neglected "bone-deep bedsores," according to the Chicago Tribune.

Jaylen died at Chicago's La Rabida Children's Hospital, two months after doctors and nurses alerted authorities that he was suffering from neglect and malnourishment after his mother brought him in with a breathing problem, the Tribune reports.

His mother and two health-care nurses were charged last month with felony neglect of a person with a disability and for failing to report a neglected child, it is reported. Now that Jaylen's death has been ruled a homicide, police are considering more serious charges against the women.

To read the details of this heartbreaking story, click here.

RIP, Jaylen Brown.