Six days after his aunt is accused of pushing him over Chicago's Navy Pier and into Lake Michigan, a 3-year-old child from Illinois has passed away from his wounds.
Records from the Cook County Medical Examiner show that the youngster passed away on Sunday just after 10 a.m. Josiah Brown was the boy's name, according to Fox 32 Chicago.
On Monday afternoon, the youngster and his aunt Victoria Moreno were visiting Navy Pier on the shore of Lake Michigan. After his mother left him down there earlier that day, she reportedly stole the youngster away from his grandmother's home in Des Plaines.
When no one was watching, Moreno reportedly threw the kid into the river and stood by as he drowned. The boy vomited twice and fell before witnesses could rescue him, according to the authorities, who claim Moreno did nothing to help.
When confronted by law enforcement, the aunt reportedly feigned not to recognise the youngster before claiming he was "acting up" and fell into the lake when she let grip of his shirt.
After a 6.5 foot plummet, personnel from the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) discovered the youngster at the lake's bottom. He was taken by ambulance to Lurie Children's Hospital, where he spent the whole week in serious condition.
The youngster, according to the prosecution, had convulsions, an enlarged brain, and lung haemorrhage. The youngster required a heart infusion since his heart was also depressed.
Bail was rejected for Moreno, 34, who was accused with attempted murder. In light of the boy's death, the charges might be increased.
Moreno has a history of sleeplessness, depression, and anxiety, and she is supposedly not permitted to drive due to the meds she takes. She is also accused of taking her nieces in the past without their consent.
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