Desmond Hudson Jr.

Photo of a baby with a slightly enlarged head; he looks upset.Name: Desmond Hudson Jr.
Died: February 16, 2016.
Age at death: 6 months.
Cause of death: Head injury, trauma, pneumonia.
Location: Des Moines, Washington, USA.
Disability: Hydrocephalus.

Desmond’s hydrocephalus went untreated even though his head was obviously bigger than it should have been. When he died, he had broken bones and head injuries and was malnourished.

Case status:
Desmond Hudson (Father), charged with second-degree murder.
BJ Silipa (Mother), charged with second-degree murder.

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