Alert Center: Death of 8-year-old in 2021 now deemed as a homicide case

The death of an 8-year-old boy in June of 2021 has officially been deemed a homicide, the NYPD says.

News 12 Staff

Mar 15, 2022, 11:07 AM

Updated 820 days ago

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The death of an 8-year-old boy in June of 2021 has officially been deemed a homicide, the NYPD says.
Police say Joseph Barney died after he was taken to the hospital by his mother on June 1 after they found him unresponsive.
The child reportedly didn't have any signs of trauma, but was underweight, leading police to believe that he was starved to death.


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