"He was a wonderful and loving child that practiced the Golden Rule," the boy's father wrote in a GoFundMe
A six-year-old boy who was attacked with a baseball bat last month allegedly by his adult neighbor has died from his injuries.
In an update posted on GoFundMe on Tuesday, Jeremy Diaz's father announced that the boy had a sudden “neural storm” following weeks of recovery from his various injuries. After six hours, the attempts to resuscitate Jeremy failed and he was pronounced dead, Jeremy's father wrote. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office also confirmed the young boy's death.
“He fought for over 60 days and was improving, but at the end, the odds seemed against him,” the GoFundMe update written by Jeremy's father reads, later adding: “I was there when he took his first breathe and saw him take his last — no parent should see their children buried before them. Thank you all for supporting us, and most especially for supporting Jeremy. He was a wonderful and loving child that practiced the Golden Rule. In him I am well pleased.”
Jeremy was set to get his ventilator out on Wednesday, because his “vital signs were much improved and at normal levels," the GoFundMe states. As of Wednesday, the GoFundMe has earned $316,000 to go toward medical expenses.
The alleged “random attack” occurred on September 11 around 5 a.m. in Georgetown, Texas. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a disturbance in a residential area where police identified 39-year-old Daniel Logan as the man who entered his next-door neighbor’s house and attacked two people, including Jeremy, according to a statement from the department.
Logan was charged with two first-degree felonies: Injury to a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member. Logan also allegedly struck his 65-year-old mother, Cynthia Logan, with the bat, according to local news station Fox 7.
"As the investigation continues, we are in constant communication with the District Attorney's Office while awaiting autopsy results," The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department's newest statement reads. "Upon receipt of the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office's findings, and if warranted, the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office will present the case to a grand jury for the charges to be enhanced to Capital Murder."
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the young boy as well as his family during this trying time," Logan's attorney, Marc Chavez, told PEOPLE in part in a statement before Jeremy's death. "While the allegations sound troubling, we ask everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts come to light especially while we investigate issues related to serious mental illness."
Jeremy's GoFundMe page described him as “a bright, vibrant child with a heart full of dreams and a future brimming with potential.”
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