OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say an Oklahoma couple imprisoned for the abuse of their infant son in 2005 could face new charges following the death of the boy, who spent his life in a long-term care facility.
Oklahoma City police on Thursday ruled the death a homicide. They say the 11-year-old boy died Monday from severe head injuries he sustained as an infant a decade ago. The Oklahoman newspaper has reported that a third of the boy's brain was removed because of the injuries.
The father was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to child neglect in 2008. The mother was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to permitting child abuse in 2007.
Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow says investigators are considering new charges against the parents.