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Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner rules death of 4-year-old Euclid boy as homicide; 2 arrested

The report says Musiah Wadud suffered blunt impacts to the head, neck, trunk, and extremities with brain, liver, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries.

EUCLID, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has ruled that the death of a 4-year-old Euclid boy last week was a homicide. 

According to the autopsy report, 4-year-old Musiah Wadud sustained blunt impacts to his head, neck, trunk, and extremities with brain, liver, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries.

The incident happened on May 5 shortly after 10:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of East 260th Street, according to Captain Mitch Houser with the Euclid Police Department. Musiah Wadud was later pronounced dead at the emergency room of University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center.

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Two adults -- Devin Angelo Hall and Dyneshia G. Anderson -- have been arrested in connection with Musiah's death, but police have yet to release further details regarding their identities exact relationship to the young child. Both are due in Euclid Municipal Court at 1 p.m. for arraignment.

Three other children – ages 10 and younger – were also removed from the residence "for their safety."

According to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, Musiah was committed to the legal custody of his paternal aunt last November. His paternal grandmother filed for companionship/visitation time, which was set for trial on June 7.

The death leaves his family members with many questions about what happened. Cousin Janell Anderson says they weren't permitted to see the boy or his brother for months.

"He was just a little boy, a baby, he couldn't do that to himself, nobody should do a child like that, that's just evil, that's just the devil," Anderson said.

Now, she wants to know how it happened, why it happened and see people held accountable as The Cuyahoga County Department of Child and Family Services assists police.

"When somebody's got custody of somebody, there's supposed to be visitation and checking up on them and seeing how they doing, so I feel like they didn't check up on them they failed us, they failed them," Anderson said.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Musiah's family with funeral expenses.

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