Father, 28, is charged with assault over the death of his four-month-old son – as doctors reveal babies’ injuries were similar to victims of rapid crashes
- Ramel Echols charged with child abuse that recklessly caused serious bodily harm and neglected a child in the death of his four-month-old son
- Baby Ky’mir Williams was rushed to Milwaukee hospital on October 12 after vomiting blood and was diagnosed with a brain haemorrhage.
- After five days in hospital, the baby was taken out of custody last Friday
- According to the criminal charges, Echols did not call an emergency number and waited before taking Ky’mir himself to the hospital
A Wisconsin father has been charged with child abuse and neglect in connection with the death of his infant son, whose injuries were compared by doctors to those of a victim of a high-speed car accident.
Ramel Echols, 28, was arrested on Wednesday following the hospitalization of his four-month-old son, Ky’mir Williams, who was diagnosed with cerebral haemorrhage and bruising in the abdomen.
After holding on to life for five days, the baby was taken off a ventilator last Friday.
Ramel Echols, 28 (left), has been charged with child abuse that caused reckless physical harm and neglect of a child in connection with the death of his infant son, Ky’mir Williams (right)
Baby Ky’mir was rushed to a hospital in Milwaukee on October 12 after vomiting milk and blood, and was diagnosed with cerebral haemorrhage and bruising on the abdomen.
Police said Echols offered no explanation for his son’s injuries. Prosecutors had to file additional charges to accuse the father of murder.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by Fox 6 now, on the morning of October 12, Echols noticed baby Ky’mir vomiting blood and milk, and called the child’s mother.
When the mother ordered Echols to call 911, he is said to have waited before taking his son himself to Wisconsin Children’s Hospital.
Doctors who examined the boy found that his injuries were so severe that they “corresponded to an injury seen in a high-speed motor vehicle accident,” including cerebral hemorrhage and bruises on the abdomen.
Doctors found that Ky’mir’s injuries were so severe that they were “consistent with an injury seen in a high-speed car accident.” His father did not explain his injuries
When Ky’mir’s mother ordered Echols to call 911, he is said to have waited before taking his son to the hospital himself.
Echols was in Milwaukee County Jail on Tuesday on a charge of child abuse that caused reckless physical harm and neglected a child. His bail was set at $ 30,000.
Nichols is due to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 23.
Meanwhile, a relative of Echols has defended him by posting a series of posts on Facebook accusing Ky’mir’s mother of attempting to trick him.
The relative argued that Echols had no custody of Ky’mir and had never had him under his wing long enough “to even hurt him.”
Police have not arrested or charged the boy’s mother with any crime.
Court records show that Echols has a criminal history in Wisconsin, including a 2011 conviction for armed robbery and a 2015 conviction for driving a vehicle without permission.