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Honduran migrant “Angelito” died after epileptic fit, according to US

Guarantor of Florida County where a Honduran teen is in the custody of immigration authorities America Died last week, said Tuesday that he had a cut on his tongue that may have been made during an epileptic fit.

bob walters Pinellas County Sheriff told Channel 10 Tampa Bay that post mortem report Angel Eduardo Maradiaga EspinozaThe age of 17 is not over yet, but it was indicated during the investigation.

Maradiaga, who, according to his family, was an epileptic and had crossed the border without the company of a relative or guardian, died May 10 in a hospital, unconscious at a center for unaccompanied minor migrants. was found. safety harborA city west of Tampa (west Florida).

Alleged negligence

The youth did not tell the center that he suffers from epilepsy or that he is taking medication to treat it, the sheriff said today.

Gualtieri said a relative who was going to care for Maradiaga when she left the center alerted her to the disease in a report, according to the television channel.

teenager had arrived safety harbor just two days after crossing the border on Friday 5 May America why Mexico And got caught by the authorities.

His mother, Norma Maradiaga told 10 Tampa Bay from Olanchita (Honduras) this Tuesday that her son was suffering from epilepsy, but “he was healthy, he was fine.”

“He was strong because he only played sports. He was a strong boy. I have not got any concrete answer about his death or what happened to him. The Center has not told me,” he said. Norma Sarhi Maradiaga Espinoza Al Canal Local10.

Sheriff Gualtieri told TODAY that the family, specifically a cousin who lives in Tampa and was his sponsor, had warned Jewish Family and Community Services of the Gulf Coast (JFCS) On juvenile epilepsy and susceptibility to seizures.

Agents found that JFCS had uploaded Angell’s medical records into its system, but center staff never reviewed them, leading to This means they were not aware of your epilepsy or possible seizures.according to the channel.

According to the teenager’s mother, her son had left home with his three-month supply of the drug and had it when he reached the US-Mexico border on May 3.

,In April he left with the medicine. he was with her Maradiaga Espinoza said.

They tell him to return

While they waited for the autopsy to be completed, the teen’s family indicated that they wanted his body returned to Honduras quickly.

Her mother said, “What I need is for them to put their hand on their heart and answer me immediately about what happened because I need an explanation.”

The Honduran foreign minister, Eduardo Enrique Reina, demanded a “detailed investigation” into the minor’s death, as did a group of Republican congressmen led by Senator Rick Scott in a letter addressed to the US government.

“Sadly, our unaccompanied minor children immigrating to the United States have become a lucrative business for many child custody companies. We demand answers and an investigation into this tragedy,” said the September 15 Foundation, which monitors the Honduran community in the US.

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