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DCF Review: Injuries, Hints Led to Concerns Before Death of Boy, 2

January 13th, 2011   No Comments   Abuse, Damage Claims

Despite medical experts’ suspicions that 2-year-old Deondray Ashe had growing issues in his home, doctors couldn’t be certain that injuries revealed before his death in June were the result of abuse.

Deondry AsheAccording to a review by the Florida Department of Children & Families and a story in the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger, a child protection team physician who examined Deondray on March 27 diagnosed the child “with chronic bilateral subdural hematoma, healing rib fractures not in typical position, growth retardation, evidence of cerebral palsy, severe developmental delays, acute sinus infection, pneumonia, sagging skin in which the BMI is below normal, the Ledger reported.

While state child welfare officials had expressed some concerns about Deondray’s physical condition, newly released details show they had no proof, either, the Ledger noted.

Read the entire story here.

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