We’ve seen plenty of cases where a human expired from too much water — drowning. But water is a funny thing — you can die from too little of it, too. That’s what happened to a young member of the vibrant diversity on Staten Island, New York, according to the Medical Examiner, and the New York Post.
The 7-month-old Staten Island boy whose mother brought him to the hospital more than 24 hours after he died was dehydrated and weighed a mere 8 pounds, police sources said Monday.
The city Medical Examiner’s Office determined that little Dameen Mohammed’s body did not have any signs of trauma but his condition may point to neglect, sources said. The average weight for a child his age is about 18 pounds. The baby experienced an “extreme weight loss” in just the last month, sources added.
A cause of death is pending further studies by the ME, sources said.
A previous article in the Post suggests that they didn’t just kill him by denying him fluids — they also abused him in other ways.
A 7-month-old baby with bruises across his body died at a Brooklyn hospital Saturday morning – and cops are questioning the infant’s family, police sources said.
Dameen Mohammed was unconscious and unresponsive when his 25-year-old mother and grandmother took him to Lutheran Hospital at about 6:45 a.m., sources said.
Hospital staffers noticed the boy’s bruises and immediately phoned cops.
By the time police arrived, the baby was declared dead.
It’s not even mid-January, and the Mother Of The Year entrants are already going all out for the trophy.
Naturally, this happened in New York City, where guns are functionally outlawed. For the children!