A six-year-old kid who was reportedly beaten with a baseball bat by his adult neighbor last month has died as a result of his wounds.
Jeremy Diaz’s father revealed on GoFundMe on Tuesday that the youngster suffered a “neural storm” after weeks of rehabilitation from his multiple wounds. Jeremy’s father reported that after six hours, efforts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead. The death of the little youngster was also verified by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.
“He fought for over 60 days and was improving, but at the end, the odds seemed against him,” the GoFundMe update written by Jeremy’s father reads, later adding: “I was there when he took his first breathe and saw him take his last — no parent should see their children buried before them. Thank you all for supporting us, and most especially for supporting Jeremy. He was a wonderful and loving child that practiced the Golden Rule. In him I am well pleased.”
Jeremy was scheduled to have his ventilator removed on Wednesday since his “vital signs were much improved and at normal levels,” according to GoFundMe. As of Wednesday, the GoFundMe campaign had raised $316,000 for medical expenditures.
The purported “random attack” happened at 5 a.m. on September 11 in Georgetown, Texas. According to a statement from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, officers responded to a complaint of a disturbance in a residential neighborhood and identified 39-year-old Daniel Logan as the guy who entered his next-door neighbor’s house and assaulted two people, including Jeremy.
Logan was charged with two first-degree felonies: child injury and serious assault with a dangerous weapon on a family member. Logan is also accused of hitting his 65-year-old mother, Cynthia Logan, with the bat.
“As the investigation continues, we are in constant communication with the District Attorney’s Office while awaiting autopsy results,” states the most recent statement from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department. “Upon receipt of the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office’s findings, and if warranted, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office will present the case to a grand jury for the charges to be enhanced to Capital Murder.”
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the young boy as well as his family during this trying time,” Logan’s attorney, Marc Chavez, said in a statement before Jeremy died. “While the allegations sound troubling, we ask everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts come to light especially while we investigate issues related to serious mental illness.”
Jeremy was characterized on his GoFundMe website as a bright, active child with a heart full of dreams and a future loaded with potential.
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