A 6-year-old boy in Texas has died two months after a 39-year-old neighbor allegedly broke into the victim’s family home and brutally beat the boy with a baseball bat. Jeremy Diaz tragically died Tuesday morning after being in a coma for more than 60 days as a result of the attack, the boy’s father announced.
The neighbor, Daniel Logan, was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault with a weapon resulting in serious bodily injury and intentional injury to a child resulting in serious bodily injury, the court heard records reviewed by Law&Crime Show.
In a post to his son GoFundMe pageArturo Diaz wrote that the family was planning to extubate Jeremy and waiting for the sedatives to “take effect” Monday evening when the boy “got a nervous storm” that lasted nearly six hours.
Early Tuesday morning, the father said he went to Dell Children’s Medical Center to check on his son and saw “a pale face and eyes with no movement” just before the child’s heart stopped. Attempts to revive Jeremy were unsuccessful.
“He fought for over 60 days and got better, but in the end the odds seemed to be against him and he gave up,” the grieving father wrote. “The last night before we were plunged into this nightmare, Jeremy told me that he had brushed his teeth and was ready to read and go to bed. He took me by the hand and led me to his room. When we finished reading, the last thing he said was, “Dad, watch how I cover myself.” Today was the last time I covered his face. I was there when he took his first breath and saw him take his last breath – no parent should see their children buried in front of them.”
According to a Press release Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance at a home in the 300 block of Rock Mill Loop in Georgetown, Texas at approximately 5 a.m. on the morning of September 11, 2023. When first responders arrived at the scene, they said they found two victims, including a six-year-old boy later identified as Jeremy, and took them to a hospital for treatment.
Investigators said they determined that Logan “entered the home armed with a baseball bat” and attacked Jeremy and another member of his family.
Last month, Logan was found to be incompetent to stand trial on the above charges, and according to court records, he is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 28 for a mental health hearing before District Judge Donna King.
Arturo Diaz previously spoke with USA Today and ABC affiliate KVUE in Austin, Texas about the horrific attack.
“One day he just freaked out,” Diaz said allegedly said USA Today. “He came in and before I could disarm him, he had already injured my son.”
Arturo Diaz also described seeing his son afterwards.
“I saw my 6-year-old lying in a pool of blood,” he said supposedly told KVUE in September. “He was hit in the back of the head, the back of his head was shattered into pieces.”
Authorities have not announced whether they plan to strengthen charges against Logan.
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