Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two people, 36-year-old James (Jamie) Columbus Morrison and 22-year-old DebraLee Ann Matthews (queendebbiecakes) of North Carolina in the death of a four-year-old boy named Isiah.
DebraLee, 19-weeks pregnant herself, is apparently the care-giver for the four-year-old and a friend of his mother.
According to the media report at WXII the sheriff’s office was called to North Carolina Baptist Medical Center’s ER by physicians regarding life-threatening injuries to the little boy. He had a small Subdural Hematoma and his brain stem had stopped functioning.
Relatives of Matthews claim that the boy tripped, hit his head on a door frame and fell unconscious.
Jamie Morrison has been charged with one count of Murder and DebraLee is charged with Felonious Accessory After the Fact.
Morrison allegedly told police that he had hit the boy’s back with a coat hanger and noticed bruises on his body. He told Matthews about the incident, which is what led to her being charged. The child was just laying there so they picked him up and he told them he hit his head. At that point he collapsed and they laid him on the couch and called 911.
Both Morrison and Matthews are in the Forsyth Jail with no bond.
James Columbus Morrison, Jr is a convicted sex offender for molesting another little boy. He was convicted in 1999 and released from prison in 2004.
What I don’t get is how hitting the door could have given the kid a subdural hematoma unless he was running really really fast. From Wiki:
Subdural hematomas are most often caused by head injury, when fast changing velocities within the skull may stretch and tear small bridging veins. Subdural hematomas due to head injury are described as traumatic. Much more common than epidural hemorrhages, subdural hemorrhages generally result from shearing injuries due to various rotational or linear forces. Subdural hemorrhage is a classic finding in shaken baby syndrome, in which similar shearing forces classically cause intra- and pre-retinal hemorrhages.
It also says that a subdural hematoma can take a while to show up. The actual injury could have been cause much earlier than what has been reported.