Dying Too Young: Keyshawn Markham

Oklahoman Modified: March 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
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Name: Keyshawn Markham

Age: 4

Place of residence: Tulsa

Died: July 1, 2008

What happened: Keyshawn's father, Terry Lamar Green, called police on July 1 to report the boy was unconscious. Keyshawn was taken by ambulance to a Tulsa hospital where he was dead on arrival. A medical examiner found Keyshawn died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen and said there was a “significant” delay in seeking medical treatment for the child. The death was ruled a homicide.

Other: Green, 25, is charged with child neglect and child abuse. Keyshawn's mother, Lakeisha Rae Oliver, 23, also is charged with child neglect. Prosecutors say authorities lack sufficient evidence to file a murder charge.