hospital baby infirmary incubator bed 390.
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One of the baby twins hospitalized last week with internal injuries lost his
fight for life on Sunday. The four-month-old boy died when his heart stopped. He
was declared lower-brain dead last week. His twin sister is out of danger and
recuperating, according to doctors.
Tel Aviv police arrested the parents
last week on suspicion of abuse, after the Safra Children’s Hospital at the
Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer said a series of medical tests indicated
the babies’ injuries most likely resulted from being shaken.
have denied harming the twins. A postmortem is due to be carried out on the
baby’s body, a Tel Aviv Police spokeswoman said.
Earlier, the attorney
representing the parents, Zion Amir, said his clients agreed to the procedure,
on condition that an expert hired by the family be present, and that the
postmortem not be carried out by chief pathologist Prof. Yehuda Hiss, of the
L.Greenberg Institute for Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir.
Amir said Hiss
had already decided that the babies were abused, and requested a “neutral”
location for the postmortem. Should police and the parents fail to reach an
agreement, the matter will be brought before a court.
A police source
familiar with the investigation told The Jerusalem Post
that it is too soon to
discuss possible charges that might result from the investigation, adding that
suggestions of manslaughter suspicions following the death were premature.