A 6-year-old boy named Jeremy from Georgetown, Texas is fighting for his life after being struck in the head with a baseball bat. Police have arrested Jeremy’s neighbor Daniel Logan, 39, CBS Austin reports.
Logan allegedly attacked Jeremy before 5 a.m. on September 11 at the 300 block of Rock Mill Loop. Investigators say he assaulted his mother with a bat before forcing his way into his neighbor’s home and attacking Jeremy, KVUE reports.
The 39-year-old now faces first-degree felony charges of injury to a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member.
Jeremy’s father Arturo told KVUE that his son was looking forward to lots of things before the assault. He had recently earned a new belt in jiu-jitsu and started studying Chinese characters.
“He was telling his mama on the way home [that] he just couldn’t wait to start the week, to go back to jiu-jitsu, tie the belt. And the last thing I told him when he got covered [was], ‘See you in the morning.’ He was so eager to go to sleep,” Arturo told KVUE.
Jeremy is currently in critical condition at the hospital. A GoFundMe has been set up to support Jeremy and his family.
According to an update from the GoFundMe page on Monday, September 18, his parents say Jeremy “is still sleeping but fighting for his life.”
“There will be some exams done today and another MRI tomorrow to check his status. We are continuously praying for his healing. Thank you to everyone who keeps Jeremy in your thoughts,” his family said, according to the GoFundMe page.
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