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Jabari’s relatives want second autopsy

THE relatives of three-year-old Jabari Hernandez want a second autopsy done on his body as they disagree with the findings of the first one which concluded that the boy died as a result of blunt force trauma.
The family spokesman, who insisted that he only be identified as “Papa,” said, “The family want a second autopsy done. I am not quite satisfied with the result and we are questioning the findings with the first autopsy and I will say this. Everyone on both sides of this child’s family are calling for this.”
On Tuesday when interviewed, Papa insisted that the boy had not been the victim of abuse, but rather the victim of a fall. The police, however, are pursuing investigations based on these initial findings.
Papa spoke to reporters outside the family’s business place, which is a preschool and day-care centre.
On Tuesday Papa said “they took the child to the hospital (Sangre Grande) and, however, they transferred the child to another hospital (Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where he stayed between November 18-26), when the child came back, but when he was discharged he had an on-and-off fever.”
He said the back of the boy’s head was swollen and he complained about his stomach.
He added that on Saturday afternoon (November 30) they again took the boy to Sangre Grande District Hospital, at 4.45, when he began vomiting, following which his body went limp. He never woke up despite doctor’s attempts to revive him there. Papa said that his wife has been taking care of children for the last 35 years.
—GG
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