CROWN POINT — A 3-year-old boy died from blunt drive trauma to his head and physique final month, about three weeks after he was returned to the care of his mom and her boyfriend, court docket information state.
Keegan Fugate suffered a dislocated neck; bruises in numerous levels of therapeutic on his stomach, face and head; bruising to his mind; a lacerated liver; and bruising to his inside organs, together with his pancreas, Lake Felony Courtroom information present.
Keegan died Oct. 12 at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary, after his mom known as 911 as a result of he stopped respiratory and had vomited a number of instances because the earlier night.
The boy’s mom, Kylie E. Fugate, 23, and her boyfriend, Joseph R. Pridemore Sr., 32, each of Gary, every had been charged Nov. 24 in reference to the boy’s murder, newly unsealed court docket information present.
Pridemore was arrested Monday on one rely of homicide. Kylie Fugate was taken into custody on a cost of neglect of a dependent, a degree 1 felony.
Neither has entered a plea but, in accordance with on-line court docket information.
Kylie Fugate is accused of initially mendacity to police, telling them Pridemore didn’t reside along with her at an condo in Gary’s Miller part and that Pridemore’s mom had been watching her youngsters the night of Oct. 11 whereas she was at work at a South Haven gasoline station.