Flatbush family grieves for 12-year-old who died suddenly after apparent beatings

Police are investigating the child's death, and call it "suspicious."

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2021, 11:36 AM

Updated 1,131 days ago


A 12-year-old boy died suddenly Friday after his father says he was bullied and badly beaten by his classmates.
Police are investigating the child's death, and call it "suspicious."
Romy Vilsaint Sr. tells News 12 he will live with the pain of his son's death forever.
"These guys will make me cry every day, every night," Vilsaint Sr. says.
The victim's uncle tells News 12 that Romy Vilsaint Jr. came home saying he was beat up several times and spent most of Thursday in the nurse's office
Vilsaint's family quickly acted when the boy said he couldn't see clearly and felt sick.
They called an Uber, and then an ambulance when the car service was taking too long.
Paramedics rushed to the scene, but Vilsaint went into distress and died within minutes.
His family tells News 12 they believe he went into cardiac arrest, and never had medical problems before the incident. They plan to travel to Haiti to bury Vilsaint where his mother and other family members reside.

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