Death of Kansas City boy ruled homicide
KANSAS CITY - The death of an 8-year-old Kansas City boy following a severe asthma attack has been classified as a homicide.
The Kansas City Star reports the Jackson County medical examiner cited lack of medical treatment as a contributing factor in the late August death of Tyler Lane.
No charges have been filed as detectives continue to investigate.
Kansas City police were called to Children's Mercy Hospital on Aug. 15, a day after Tyler was admitted. A police report said the boy had suffered a severe asthma attack and was hospitalized with suspected brain hemorrhaging.
A social worker told police Tyler had been sent home from school a few days earlier because of asthma attacks and told not to return until he had medication for asthma.