Jeremy Diaz: Texas boy, 6, dies 2 months after neighbor hit him with baseball bat after entering his house
Jeremy Diaz was hospitalized on September 11 following an early-morning attack that resulted in skull fractures and brain swelling
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A 6-year-old Texan, who was reportedly beaten by his neighbor in his house with a baseball bat, died after spending two months in the hospital, according to his father's GoFundMe page.
According to sheriff's deputies, Jeremy Diaz was hospitalized on September 11 following an early-morning attack that resulted in skull fractures and brain swelling, as reported by CNN.
Daniel Logan struck Jeremy and his mother
After breaking into the Diaz home, neighbor Daniel Logan struck Jeremy and Logan's mother with a baseball bat, according to a probable cause affidavit submitted by a Williamson County Sheriff's Office detective.
Jeremy died Tuesday morning, November 14. "I was checking him and noticed a pale face and eyes with no motion. Then his heart stopped," Arturo Diaz wrote in an update on the family's GoFundMe page.
"They tried to resuscitate him, but it was not successful. He fought for over 60 days and was improving, but at the end, the odds seemed against him and he gave up the ghost," the father wrote.
Jeremy was a lovely, caring young man
Diaz described his son as a lovely, caring young man who treated people the way he wanted to be treated.
Logan, 39, is presently charged with two felonies: one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member and one count of injury to a child.
In a Facebook post, a sheriff's office representative stated that, should the situation call for it, they would collaborate with the district attorney's office to bring a capital murder case before a grand jury.
Logan's attorney Marc Chavez told CNN their prayers go out to Jeremy's family.
"The entire situation is heart breaking. While the allegations sound troubling, we ask everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts come to light especially while we investigate issues related to serious mental illness," Chavez said.
"Until that time comes, we will continue to keep that family in our minds in hopes they find peace thru this tragic time."
Incident timeline as per affidavit
Williamson County deputies responded to a disturbance in progress call in Georgetown, Texas, at 5:17 am on September 11.
Kristen, Logan's wife, reported to deputies that she was awakened by loud noises. According to the affidavit, she discovered a new hole in a picket fence and her home's back door open. She also noticed that her neighbor's back patio door's glass was broken.
Then, according to Kristen Logan, she heard her mother-in-law, Cynthia Logan, yell for help to call 911 from inside the neighbor's home. She heard a second woman yelling as well. According to the affidavit, the wife told them that the elder Logan appeared through the patio door with her face covered in blood.
Cynthia Logan told a detective she saw Daniel climb the stairs of the neighbors' house when the detective spoke with her at the hospital. She reported that upon going upstairs as well, she discovered a child hunched over in the bedroom.
According to the affidavit, she claimed that after telling Daniel Logan to stop after he confronted a male in the house, she was struck with a bat.
According to Cynthia's discharge report, which was filed with the court, she lost one tooth, experienced facial cuts, and experienced swelling around her left eye.
Online jail records show that Daniel Logan is being held on $650,000 worth of bonds. His incapacity to stand trial was determined in October. Online criminal case records indicate that he has a mental health hearing scheduled for November 28.