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Update: Demarco Gibbs passes away


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Demarco Gibbs, the ten-year-old boy who was hospitalised for the past four weeks in a coma, passed away tonight.

His tearful mother Tricia Gibbs, told Nation News that he died around 9 p.m.

Demarco was reportedly struck in his head on June 14 with a piece of wood by playmates.

He received treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with serious injuries to the brain but recovered four weeks later and was sent home.

However, he was re-hospitalised on July 16 and remained a patient in the ICU.

Gibbs, 40, a mother of six, who resides at Richmond Gap, St Michael, has repeatedly cried out for justice for her son. She said four children, ranging in ages seven to 11, were responsible for inflicting the injuries.

Police have since launched an investigation. (MB)