This story has definitely taken a full 180 degree turn. A 14-month-old Ewa Beach boy died Monday from abusive blows to the head as a result of a homicide, the city Medical Examiner’s Office said. The initial thought was that the baby died from something else and was actually classified as an “unattended death.”
The little boy was taken from an Ewa Beach care facility to the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children on Thursday, and died about 5:05 a.m. Monday. Police did not say when or exactly where the alleged abuse happened.
The case has been turned over to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service because the incident happened on military property, detectives said. NCIS personnel could not be reached Tuesday night.
Medical examiners said following the autopsy the cause of death was “complications of cranial cerebral injuries due to abusive head trauma” and that manner of death was homicide.
This is a very sad story, as no little baby should be subjected to this type of abuse. More as it develops.