Jeremy Tang Diaz (left, right) was beaten unconscious by his neighbor Daniel Logan (middle) on September 11 (Pictures: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office/GoFundMe)
A six-year-old boy who was beaten with a baseball bat by a neighbor who broke into his home has died more than two months after the attack.
Jeremy Tang Diaz died on Tuesday morning in a tragic turn as his family was preparing to extubate him from his ventilator because he showed signs of improvement in his health.
‘Early this morning I was checking him and noticed a pale face and eyes with no motion. Then his heart stopped,’ wrote Diaz.
Jeremy Tang Diaz’s vital signs were improving before his health took a turn for the worse (Picture: Facebook)
‘They tried to resuscitate him, but it was not successful.
‘He fought for over 60 days and was improving, but at the end, the odds seemed against him and he gave up the ghost.’
Jeremy fought to recover from severe brain injuries after his neighbor Daniel Logan, 39, allegedly broke into the Diaz family’s home in Georgetown, Texas, and struck the boy in his bedroom. Jeremy suffered brain swelling, skull fractures and was left unconscious from the September 11.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office called the attack a ‘random act’ and Sheriff Mike Gleason stated that Logan may have been ‘experiencing a mental health crisis’.
Daniel Logan has been charged with felony aggravated assault and intentionally causing serious bodily injury to a child (Picture: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)
Logan was charged with felony aggravated assault and intentionally inflicting serious bodily injury to a child. He was considered incompetent to stand trial on October 5, and has a mental health hearing set for November 28, according to records obtained by the Austin American-Statesman.
Diaz shared heartbreaking details from ‘the last night before we were plunged into this nightmare’.
‘Jeremy told me that he had brushed his teeth and was ready for reading and bed. He took me by the hand and led me to his room. When we were done reading, the last thing he said was, “papa, watch me cover myself,”‘ he wrote in the update.
Jeremy Tang Diaz’s family was preparing to extubate him from his ventilator before he died (Picture: Facebook)
‘Today I covered his face for the last time.
‘I was there when he took his first breathe and saw him take his last – no parent should see their children buried before them.’
Jeremy’s GoFundMe page had raised more than $318,000 toward the fight for his rehab and life.
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Jeremy Tang Diaz was beaten unconscious by his neighbor Daniel Logan who broke into the boy’s Georgetown home on September 11.