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Infant son of parents suspected of abuse dies
Two days after being declared brain dead, 4-month-old baby whose parents are suspected of shaking him and twin sister, pronounced dead. Parents may face manslaughter charges

Doctors at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer pronounced a 4-month-old baby whose parents are suspected of abusing him and his twin sister dead on Sunday.

 

The infant's body is being transferred to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in coordination with the police. On Friday, he was declared brain dead. His sister is recovering from fractures in her hands.

 

The parents may now face manslaughter charges.


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Mother and the twins prior to hospitalization

 

The parents later agreed to allow an autopsy on the body of their son. Yet their attorney, Zion Amir, who presented their approval to the police, stipulated that the autopsy be allowed only if it were carried out in the presence of an expert selected by the family.

 

The couple's remand was extended by four days on Sunday. It was agreed they would be able to attend their son's funeral.

 

After learning that their son has been declared brain dead, the two fell ill and were taken to different hospitals over the weekend.

 

The are denying that they ever abused their children or shook them. Doctors at the Sheba Medical Center said earlier this week that "the physical findings are very likely to have been caused by contusion, with the most likely explanation being that the babies were shaken."

 

The statement said that all tests performed on the infants did not match with any congenital conditions which could account for the wounds.

 

 

 

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