Authorities: 8-year-old Pa. boy slammed by mother’s fiancé dies

Authorities say the boy died Thursday evening


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say an 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died after his mother’s fiancé grabbed him for not cleaning his room and slammed him on the floor.

Allegheny County police say Orlando Williams, of North Braddock, had been drinking before he tripped over a laundry basket in the boy’s room and angrily tried to slam him onto the edge of his bed Sunday night. Police say he missed, and the boy fell on the floor.

The couple drove to a hospital Monday morning. Doctors called police due to the severity of the boy’s injuries, including a herniated brain stem. He had been on a ventilator. Authorities say he died Thursday evening.

Williams is jailed on charges including aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Court records previously didn’t list a defense attorney.

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