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Toddler shut in room dies of hyperthermia

Brandon Ross, his wife, Cynthia, and their doctor say a rare disease, not abuse, caused their son’s injuries

Brandon and Cynthia Ross sit with their daughter, Rozalynn, and their son, Ryder, who was diagnosed with a rare metabolic disorder that contributed to his leg fracture.
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Officials condemn home pending investigation by Health Department

3-year-old girl burned on stove, police say

Lidia Quilligana

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Khalif Lateef Sheffield of Lynn to spend year in Virginia prison

Carl and Ora Taylor held on bail

Twins suffered serious head injuries

Anthony Carpinelli

Jeremiah Oliver last seen in September

Fitchburg, Mass. — The uncle of a missing 5-year-old Fitchburg boy was led out of the courtroom Friday after an emotional outburst during a hearing when the judge ruled the boy’s mother is competent to stand trial.

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Investigators fear Jeremiah Oliver, who was last seen in September, may be dead.

The boy’s mother, Elsa Oliver and her boyfriend, Alberto Sierra Jr., appeared at a pretrial hearing in Fitchburg District Court.

At the end of the hearing the boy’s uncle, Sandrino Oliver, screamed, “Where’s my nephew?” several times before he was led out of the courtroom by several guards.

Sandrino Oliver was brought before the judge in handcuffs on a contempt of court charge. The charge was dismissed by Judge Margaret Guzman after he promised it would not happen again.

“If he disappeared — she has to know where he is at. I believe that she is afraid,” Jose Oliver, the boy’s father, said.

Elsa Oliver and Sierra have pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and abuse charges in connection with the alleged abuse of Jeremiah’s 9-year-old brother and 7-year-old sister, who were placed in state custody.

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Courtesy Audre’y Eby
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Arizona State University


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