WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Doctors are weaning a 2-year-old Macomb County boy off sedation medicine so they can figure out much brain function he has left.
Great-aunt Cora Leibowitz says Damian Sutton should be in a position to be evaluated by Tuesday afternoon.
Police say Ronald Dimambro attacked the child last week while baby-sitting him in Washington Township, about 30 miles north of Detroit. The 26-year-old was arrested on charges of first-degree child abuse.
Dimambro is being held on a $500,000 bond. His preliminary examination is scheduled for Tuesday.
Damian underwent brain surgery Sunday at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.
Leibowitz says 80 percent of the boy’s brain is damaged. She says Damian’s parents are at his bedside 24 hours a day.