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ME: Edmond boy died from head trauma

By Diana Baldwin Modified: August 14, 2007 at 4:53 pm •  Published: August 14, 2007
EDMOND — A 5-year-old Edmond boy died from blunt force trauma to the head, the state Medical Examiner said Tuesday.

But exactly how Declan Stewart received those injuries will be pending for a couple of weeks while the investigation into his death is completed, said Kevin Rowland, the medical examiner spokesman.

The boy died Saturday evening. His mother, Janet Stewart, called Edmond fire and police officials when the boy was injured. Paramedics were told the boy fell in his closet and then hit his head on the bed. His injuries were originally labeled as an accident, said Glynda Chu, police spokeswoman.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater is calling the death suspicious. He is waiting on the medical examiner decision and the Edmond police investigation before commenting further, the prosecutor said Tuesday.

Declan Stewart was at the center of a child abuse investigation in January 2006. He was placed in protective custody after he was taken for medical treatment for injuries to his genital area and dehydration, according to a police report.


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