DETROIT, MI - The 2-year-old boy who was allegedly beaten into a coma by his mother’s boyfriend, has been removed from life support.
Damian Sutton died Tuesday morning at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit after suffering brain damage from a beating at the hands of 26-year-old Ronald Dimambro Jr., his mother’s boyfriend.
Police say Dimambro beat Sutton last week while baby-sitting him. Dimambro first told 911 dispatchers that Sutton was suffering an asthma attack, then said he fell out of his crib. Eventually Dimambro admitted he shook the boy.
Dimambro must have shaken that kid harder than a pair of maracas in a mariachi band, because the boy’s injuries were so severe he had to have brain surgery and be placed in a medically induced coma. Unfortunately, the boy could not be saved.
“Damian had a very stressful night as the doctors weaned him off the medications that were no longer working to control his blood pressure and brain pressure,” said Damian’s great-aunt, Cora Leibowitz.
Dimambro was initially being held on first-degree child abuse charges, but those will probably be upgraded now that Sutton has died.
If you are feeling generous, the family is accepting donations to help cover medical expenses and funeral costs. They can be made online at www.gofundme.com/prayersfordamian or at any Fifth Third Bank branch nationwide.