7-year-old Manchester NH boy found with serious injuries dies

SAYS FAILED HER SON. RIGHT NOW, SEVEN YEAR OLD JAVON RILEY IS AT MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL BEING TREATED FOR SERIOUS INJURIES ALLEGEDLY CAUSED BY HIS FATHER, 25 YEAR OLD MURTALA MOHAMMED. IT IS SO INFURIATING BECAUSE THIS COULD HAVE COMPLETELY BEEN PREVENTED ON THE NIGHT MOHAMMED WAS ARRESTED, JAVON. MOTHER REYNA RILEY SAID SHE RAISED CONCERNS WITH DCF ABOUT MOHAMMED, WHO SHE SHARES CUSTODY WITH. SHE SAYS SHE NOTICED BRUISES ON HER SON, BUT CLAIMS THE AGENCY DID NOT DO ENOUGH TO ADDRESS THOSE COMPLAINTS. I TALKED TO EVERYBODY. I CAN’T REACH OUT TO ANYBODY IN THIS SYSTEM COMPLETELY FAILED MY CHILD. NEW HAMPSHIRE’S OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE TELLS US WHILE IT CANNOT COMMENT ON SPECIFIC CASES, IT CONDUCTS A REVIEW ANY TIME IT IS ALERTED OF A CRITICAL INCIDENT IN WHICH COULD INCLUDE A SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH OF A CHILD. PARENTS FATALITY AND THINGS THAT ARE IN THE MEDIA THAT THE MEDIA IS AWARE OF IN REGARDS TO CHILD SAFETY. THOSE REVIEWS THEN IDENTIFY AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT FOR WHICHEVER AGENCY IS INVOLVED. WELL, IT’S REALLY JUST ENSURING THAT THAT ALL ARE AWARE OF THE PROCESS AS A PROCESS OF NOT SHAMING OR BLAMING A DIRECT INDIVIDUAL, BUT HAVING THESE AGENCIES COME TOGETHER AND TAKE A LOOK AT WAYS THAT THEY CAN WORK BETTER TO SERVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC. NOW, THE CHILD ADVOCATE SAYS IT WILL SHARE THE RESULTS OF THAT REVIEW WITH THE PUBLIC PENDING ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING. IN THE MEANTIME, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAYS IT CANNOT COMMENT ON ANY CASES, AS STATE AND FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES IT TO RESPECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANYONE WHO IS RECEIVING SERVICES BY DCF.

7-year-old Manchester boy, who investigators say was burned and beaten, has died

Father previously charged with assault, endangering welfare of child

A 7-year-old Manchester boy who investigators say was beaten by his father has died days after he was hospitalized, officials said Wednesday.Jaevion Riley, 7, was unconscious and not breathing when emergency workers were called to his Eastern Avenue apartment on Jan. 17. The boy was taken to a Massachusetts hospital, and law enforcement officials said he died Tuesday.** See earlier coverage of this story in the video player above. **In court documents, police said his injuries included burns on 15-20% of his body and more than 30 loop marks with broken skin.His father, Murtadah Mohammed, was arrested last week and has been charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and falsifying evidence.The attorney general’s office said an autopsy will be conducted, but results aren’t expected for several months. Earlier this week, the governor’s office said it was in contact with the Division of Children, Youth and Families about the case. Jaevion’s mother said she raised concerns with DCYF about Mohammed, who shared custody of the boy. “Jaevion was taken from this world far too soon,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in a written statement. “His tragic death will be thoroughly investigated, and I am confident that justice will be served.”Previous coverage:Manchester man charged after boy, 7, found with serious burns, police say 7-year-old Manchester boy suffers burns, other injuries, police sayGovernor’s office in touch with DCYF over case of 7-year-old in hospital with serious injuries

A 7-year-old Manchester boy who investigators say was beaten by his father has died days after he was hospitalized, officials said Wednesday.

Jaevion Riley, 7, was unconscious and not breathing when emergency workers were called to his Eastern Avenue apartment on Jan. 17. The boy was taken to a Massachusetts hospital, and law enforcement officials said he died Tuesday.

** See earlier coverage of this story in the video player above. **

In court documents, police said his injuries included burns on 15-20% of his body and more than 30 loop marks with broken skin.

His father, Murtadah Mohammed, was arrested last week and has been charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and falsifying evidence.

The attorney general’s office said an autopsy will be conducted, but results aren’t expected for several months.

Earlier this week, the governor’s office said it was in contact with the Division of Children, Youth and Families about the case. Jaevion’s mother said she raised concerns with DCYF about Mohammed, who shared custody of the boy.

“Jaevion was taken from this world far too soon,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in a written statement. “His tragic death will be thoroughly investigated, and I am confident that justice will be served.”

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