Man pleads responsible to homicide of starved, crushed 12-year-old

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — An Indiana man accused of abusing his 12-year-old son and ravenous the kid to demise has pleaded responsible to homicide.Luis Eduardo Posso Jr., 35, entered the plea Wednesday beneath an settlement with prosecutors that requires the dismissal of different fees, together with neglect of a dependent leading to demise and battery leading to harm to somebody youthful than 14. Posso, a transient man, carried the physique of his son, Eduardo Posso, into the emergency room of a Bloomington hospital in Could 2019. An post-mortem confirmed the kid had been crushed and starved and that he weighed solely 50 kilos.On Wednesday, a Monroe County decide dismissed a petition searching for life in jail with out parole and scheduled Posso’s sentencing listening to for Aug. 18, The Herald-Occasions reported.The utmost commonplace jail sentence for homicide beneath state legislation is 65 years. That’s the sentence a decide imposed in July 2021 for the boy’s stepmother, 28-year-old Dayana Medina-Flores, when she pleaded responsible to homicide within the boy’s demise.Court docket paperwork filed within the case mentioned Posso and Medina-Flores agreed he ought to take Eduardo to the hospital once they observed he was chilly to the contact, unresponsive and didn’t look like respiration.The Herald-Occasions has reported the boy died after being denied meals over a time period whereas restrained with cords and padlocked chains. A possible trigger affidavit mentioned the kid “was discovered to be severely emaciated by the hospital employees, and had a number of bruises, lacerations and ulcers throughout his physique in varied levels of therapeutic” and that was proof he had been uncared for, abused and starved.Three different youngsters within the household confirmed no indicators of bodily abuse or malnourishment.A detective mentioned Posso instructed him the boy had fallen and hit his head and wasn’t malnourished.

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