A seven-year-old boy left a hole in his skull after a neighbor randomly threw him rocks at the youngster’s house in California.
The unprovoked and senseless attack happened when seven-year-old Gavin Ludwick walked home from a pool party at a friend’s house just four doors down in Desert Hot Springs, California.
Daniel Poulsen, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of a murder attempt after CCTV showed him launching rocks at the seven-year-old.
Doctors have been instructed to assess whether Poulsen, who has been found unsuitable 11 times in the past, can be prosecuted for the ferocious attack.
A seven-year-old boy left a hole in his skull after a neighbor randomly threw stones at him near the youngster’s house in California
Pictured: Seven-year-old Gavin before the heartless attack left him a hole in his skull in California
Daniel Poulsen, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after CCTV showed him launching rocks at the seven-year-old. Physicians have been instructed to assess whether Poulsen, who has been found unsuitable 11 times in the past, can be prosecuted for the wild attack
According to the sun, Poulsen stood on his porch after the attack and saw the child lying lifeless on the floor for 20 minutes.
Gavin’s mother, Wendy Ludwick, did not know how her son was injured to the shocking camera surveillance, which she was unable to ‘bring to myself,’ Poulsen’s callous actions revealed. She thought her boy had been hit by a car.
“I couldn’t believe anyone would do this to such a sweet little boy, he [Poulsen] doesn’t even know Gavin, they’ve never had any interaction, “she told Sun Online.
“He’s lucky to be alive. He could have easily killed him. ‘
Instead of taking a lift home on his neighbor’s golf cart, Gavin walked home alone and was found face to face after the attack by local resident Alturo Delgardo.
Delgardo picked up the seven-year-old and ran to the family home, and Kaylee, Gavin’s sister, opened the door.
Instead of taking a lift home on his neighbor’s golf cart, Gavin walked home alone and was found face to face after the attack by local resident Alturo Delgardo. In the photo: Gavin in the hospital
Wendy said the youngster shot in and out of consciousness and the swelling on his skull was increasing by the minute.
The boy started vomiting and the paramedics told Wendy that he had an ‘active seizure’ and quickly came to take him to Desert Regional Medical Center before being flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Gavin was anesthetized and placed in intensive care.
Scans and X-rays showed that the skull had been irreparably shattered and that doctors were unable to save the bones and to remove the fragments and replace them with a metal plate.
Doctors don’t know if there will be permanent damage, and Gavin needs months of intensive rehabilitation.
Wendy told the sun that the younger makes “chattering noises” but cannot speak. He can now sit alone.
Pictured: Wendy and Gavin before the savage attack in California, where the youngster left a hole in his skull
“It’s very disturbing, sometimes I just fall apart when they run procedures with him and I have to run away,” she said.
“I sat with him and told him,” Mommy won’t leave you, Mommy is here. “
“He wakes up, I think to tell us that he is in pain and that he is angry because he will kick his feet and hit the bed with his right hand, because he still cannot move his left hand,” added they are ready.
She added that she hopes her boy will forget what happened to Poulsen.
In March of this year, Wendy was a widow when her husband Charles died of lung cancer.
A GoFundMe page raised more than $ 60,000 for Gavin’s medical treatment.
The paramedics who attended Gavin said, “I was the flight nurse who flew Gavin to Loma Linda with my partner Jerry and our pilot, Rob.
“I just want you and his family to know that the flight crew keeps our little man in mind and prayers […]
“We are so sorry that the family and friends all deal with such a nonsensical act.
“Gavin is in our minds and hearts and it was a privilege to take care of him.”
Judge Alfonso Fernandez has ordered a physician to assess whether Poulsen is mentally fit to be prosecuted for attempted murder and other charges.