Fayetteville boy dies seven years after abuse
Posted December 6, 2011
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville boy who was abused by his father in 2004 recently died of his injuries, police said Tuesday.
Fayetteville police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said investigators were notified that Jeremiah Farris, 9, died at WakeMed. The boy has been hospitalized since he was abused as a toddler.
The boy's father, Harold Farris, was convicted in 2006 of felony child abuse and child abuse inflicting serious injury. He served more than two years in prison, and his parole ended in September 2009, according to state Department of Correction records.
MacRoberts said investigators are looking into Jeremiah's death, but no additional charges have been filed.