In North Carolina, Tyler McMillan was only 13 years-old when he died last June. News stories report that he was tied to a tree as punishment on more than one occasion. This last occasion brought a sad ending to his life. The investigation revealed he was covered with bug bites, bruises and missing flesh from trauma. Wounds on his wrists and ankles have the appearance of previous use of plastic ties around his distal extremities. When he arrived to the hospital his body temperature was 105.6 degrees and he was severely dehydrated. His siblings have been placed in protective custody by the Department of Social Services.
A Hearing in Edgecombe County court is scheduled for January 13, 2009. Sandra and Brice McMillan face murder and felony child abuse charges. Sandra McMillan is the stepmother to Tyler.
Sadly, a child has died from child abuse. The Keane Law Firm represents children that have been catastrophically injured from child abuse. Please call us, the child abuse law firm for a timely case evaluation at 888-592-KIDS or 415-398-2777. You may visit our website at www.keanelaw.com – we will determine the facts of the case and file a claim to hold those responsible to pay for the damages. In a child death lawsuit, we will recover for the victim’s family. We represent clients nationwide.