7-year-old Manchester NH boy found with serious injuries dies

THAT SADLY, RIGHT, MARISSA, THE SEVEN YEAR OLD DIED ONE WEEK AFTER SUSTAINING THOSE INJURIES, PROSECUTORS SAY, AT THE HANDS OF HIS FATHER. THAT INITIAL CALL CAME ON JANUARY 17TH. THAT IS WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS REPORTED TO THAT REPORT OF A CHILD INJURED. THOSE INJURIES SO SEVERE, HE WAS RUSHED TO THAT BOSTON HOSPITAL. THE BOY’S FATHER, MURTALA MOHAMMED, HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR ALLEGED ABUSE, WHICH PROSECUTORS SAY INVOLVED BEING BEATEN AND BURNT WITH HIS PASSING. THIS NOW BECOMES THAT SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION WHICH PROSECUTORS TONIGHT TELL US IS ONGOING. IT WAS INITIALLY TREATED IN MANCHESTER, BUT BECAUSE OF THE EXTENT OF INJURIES THAT HE SUFFERED AND SUSTAINED, HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN MASSACHUSETTS. HE DIED AT THAT HOSPITAL. THE USAGE MESSAGE. IT’S YESTERDAY BECAUSE HIS DEATH OCCURRED IN MASSACHUSETTS. THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE WOULD BE THE AGENCY THAT CONDUCTS THE AUTOPSY. AND NOW PROSECUTORS TELL US THAT AUTOPSY AND THE RESULTS FROM IT COULD TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS BECAUSE OF THE TESTS THAT ARE NEEDED. WE’RE ALSO HEARING FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE TONIGHT. HE RELEASED A STATEMENT ABOUT TRAYVON’S DEATH SAYING THIS, QUOTE, JAVON WAS TAKEN FROM THIS WORLD FAR TOO SOON. HIS TRAGIC DEATH WILL BE THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED. AND THE GOVERNOR SAYING, I AM CONFIDENT THAT JUSTICE W

7-year-old Manchester boy, who investigators say was burned and beaten, has died

Father previously charged with assault, endangering welfare of child

A 7-year-old Manchester boy who investigators say was beaten by his father has died days after he was hospitalized, officials said Wednesday. Jaevion Riley, 7, was unconscious and not breathing when emergency workers were called to his Eastern Avenue apartment on Jan . 17. The boy was taken to a Massachusetts hospital, and law enforcement officials said he died Tuesday. In court documents, police said his injuries included burns on 15-20% of his body and more than 30 loop marks with broken skin. His father , Murtadah Mohammed, was arrested last week and has been charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and falsifying evidence. The attorney general’s office said an autopsy will be conducted by the Massachusetts medical examiner, but results aren’t expected for several months . Earlier this week, the governor’s office said it was in contact with the Division of Children, Youth and Families about the case. Jaevion’s mother said she raised concerns with DCYF about Mohammed, who shared custody of the boy. “Jaevion was taken from this world far too soon,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in a written statement. “His tragic death will be thoroughly investigated, and I am confident that justice will be served.”Previous coverage:Manchester man charged after boy, 7, found with serious burns, police say 7-year-old Manchester boy suffers burns, other injuries , police sayGovernor’s office in touch with DCYF over case of 7-year-old in hospital with serious injuries

A 7-year-old Manchester boy who investigators say was beaten by his father has died days after he was hospitalized, officials said Wednesday.

Jaevion Riley, 7, was unconscious and not breathing when emergency workers were called to his Eastern Avenue apartment on Jan. 17. The boy was taken to a Massachusetts hospital, and law enforcement officials said he died Tuesday.

In court documents, police said his injuries included burns on 15-20% of his body and more than 30 loop marks with broken skin.

His father, Murtadah Mohammed, was arrested last week and has been charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and falsifying evidence.

The attorney general’s office said an autopsy will be conducted by the Massachusetts medical examiner, but results aren’t expected for several months.

Earlier this week, the governor’s office said it was in contact with the Division of Children, Youth and Families about the case. Jaevion’s mother said she raised concerns with DCYF about Mohammed, who shared custody of the boy.

“Jaevion was taken from this world far too soon,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in a written statement. “His tragic death will be thoroughly investigated, and I am confident that justice will be served.”

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