Saturday, June 27, 2009

Seven-year-old Nathaniel Turner Dies after Being Abused

Seven-year-old Nathaniel Turner was taken off life support and died early today at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported.

The boy had been declared brain-dead Tuesday. His father, Leslie G. Schuler, 36, and his father's girlfriend, Tiffany Hyman, both of Worcester, have pleaded not guilty to multiple assault charges in connection with the boy's fatal injuries. District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. has said he expects Schuler will be prosecuted for homicide.

Police said the boy was the victim of emotional and physical abuse beginning May 19 that culminated in the fatal beating on Father’s Day.

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