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CLEVELAND - The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office released results from the autopsy on 3-year-old Emilliano Terry on Tuesday. It showed the little boy suffered from blunt force trauma to his head, torso and legs and arms.
His mother, 20-year-old C amilia Terry, is accused of murdering him.
Emilliano's father, Shawn Dotson, found out Friday about the severity of his son's injuries. He said he was already expecting the worst after authorities found Emilliano's body last Monday at a waste processing site in Oakwood Village.
"I didn't know what to say. I kind of just held my mom and let out a few tears because that's kind of extreme," said Dotson, "Basically, (Camilia) just beat him and left him there. His body gave out."
Dotson said he'd known Camilia for two years before dating her for only a week. He said he'd never experienced violence from her, but said he'd heard things concerning his son.
"But that was after I hadn't had any contact. She wouldn't ever do it in front of me," he said. "A few people would inbox me on Facebook or tell me that she may be neglecting (Emilliano). He was in the hospital for a broken arm or something minor, things at the time that I didn't take into consideration."
Meanwhile, Ohio Communities United organization has filed a complaint with the Department of Children and Family Services. They held a rally outside the county office and said they believe that in light of the recent killings of Emilliano and Lisa Knoefel, a foster mother stabbed to death allegedly by her foster daughter, it will bring to light the importance of having licensed social workers handling foster care cases.
They said it's unethical for unlicensed workers to engage in the removal of children from their birth homes to be placed in foster care without the proper training and education.
Dotson said the funeral for Emilliano will be Friday at Pernel Jones & Sons Funeral Home. The time hasn't been announced and Dotson said the wake will be private. A memorial fund has been established at KeyBank in Emilliano's name.
Christmas came early for one of the sons of Camilia Terry, the Cleveland woman charged in the murder of her young son.
Murdered Cleveland 3-year-old Emilliano Terry's brothers, ages 5 months and 5 years, have been placed with paternal relatives following a hearing on Friday.
The mother of three-year-old Emilliano Terry pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including murder, in the boy's death Friday morning.
The Cuyahoga County prosecutor announced late Tuesday that a grand jury indicted Camilia Terry for the death of her 3-year-old son Emilliano.
The father of 3-year-old Emilliano Terry said he cried when he heard his son was beaten to death.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office released the official cause of death for 3-year-old Emilliano Terry.
Pernel Jones Jr. of Pernel Jones & Sons Funeral Home confirms they are handling wake and funeral services for Emilliano Terry, 3.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office confirms the body found Monday at a waste processing site was 3-year-old Emilliano Terry.
Camilia Terry, the 20-year-old mother of Emilliano Terry, appeared in court and prosecutors asked for a high bond due to blunt force trauma to the head the toddler suffered.