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70-pound television kills Stamford toddler

September 28, 2018

STAMFORD — A 2-year-old boy died in a New Haven hospital on Friday, one day after police say a large television fell on his head at an East Side residence.

Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin said the boy died at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. Police did not immediately release the boy’s name.

First responders rushed to the Frederick Street home Thursday morning when the child’s mother called 911 to report her son was not breathing after a TV fell on him. Police said they found the child in his mother’s arms suffering from a traumatic head injury.

The boy was taken to Stamford Hospital and then immediately flown to New Haven.

Sgt. Joseph Kennedy, who is leading the investigation, said police will give the family time to grieve.

“We will be able to do our due diligence in this matter while respecting the family’s needs at this time,” he said. “We will be following up the steps of this investigation and hope to have a conclusion very shortly.”

Kennedy said the old, tube-type television weighed more than 70 pounds.

Kennedy declined to discuss any further details about the case.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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