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Disabled child's July death due to injuries from 2008, official rules
Disabled child's July death due to injuries from 2008, official rules

The state medical examiner has ruled that the death of 10-year-old Damaud Martin in a state-regulated group home in July was caused by complications from cerebral palsy and past head trauma — severe conditions stemming from abuse the Baltimore boy suffered more than six years ago. With the medical examiner's autopsy complete, Baltimore police and prosecutors are investigating the disabled foster child's death as a homicide. The findings, which were released this week, will also factor into a probe by Maryland health regulators into the death. While it is not unusual for a medical examiner to say a recent death was caused by injuries suffered years earlier, most of those...

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