6 years old A North Chicago boy reported that his body went missing before it was discovered a few days later. At an abandoned Northwest Indiana home, he had been showered cold by relatives as a punishment before he died, a Lake County prosecutor told the judge on Sunday.
On December 29, Damari Perry was forced to take a shower for an unknown amount of time before starting vomiting and becoming unresponsive, officials said at a bail hearing on Sunday morning.
According to officials, his brother, Jeremiah R. Perry, 20, was charged with a deteriorating battery that caused great physical harm to children under the age of 12, concealed murderous deaths, and disrupted justice. The judge ordered him to pay $ 3 million in bail during the hearing, said Jim Newton, a spokesman for a law firm in Lake County, Illinois.
Damari’s mother, Janny M. Perry, 38, has also been accused of a single murder and concealment of the murderous death, but her expected appearance is a call to court on Sunday for unknown reasons. It was deleted from. North Chicago police couldn’t get immediate comments.
Another of Damari’s brothers appeared in the Lake County Juvenile Court on Sunday on similar charges, but Newton refused to provide details of the case.
According to Newton, at a hearing, state aide Kyle Doyle told the court that Damari seemed to have cheated at home last month and that the frigid shower was his punishment. Authorities do not say which family pushed the boy into the shower. It wasn’t immediately clear what the 6-year-old was specifically punished for.
Despite the boy’s troubles, no one in the house sought treatment and he later died of his injury, officials said. After Damari’s death, his family carried the body to an abandoned house in 700 blocks of Van Buren Street in Gary, Indiana.
Damari was reported missing by his mother and siblings on Wednesday, and the family first told police he might be in Skokie. State law firm.
Investigators then quickly focused on the boy’s home in North Chicago, and the three were arrested on Friday night.Boy’s body Discovered in Indiana early the next day..
All other children in the Perry family were placed under the control of the Illinois Children’s Family Services Department, officials said.
Jeremiah Perry will return to court on Tuesday.
An autopsy will take place on Monday in Lake County, Indiana to determine the cause and method of death of Damari.
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