Mother seeks justice for toddler’s death as new details emerge

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — A mother is reliving the death of her 2-year-old son Nehemiah after new medical reports were released providing the child’s cause of death.

The toddler was found unresponsive on Nov. 9, 2017, at a home in Sunny South Trailer Park.

Emery Armstrong left Nehemiah, along with his twin brother and two sisters, to be cared for by her boyfriend’s family while she went to work.

“I had just moved down here, and I was only here for two weeks when it happened,” Armstrong said.

While Armstrong was at work, an emergency call was made to police; Nehemiah was unresponsive.

“The police called my job, and they told me my son was in critical condition and that I needed to go to the hospital,” she said. “I went to the hospital. They finally let me see my daughters, and then they showed me my son Jeremiah, and I was like ‘where’s Nehemiah?’ They showed me him, and he was gone.”

There was nothing more they could do.

“I told them please try again, please,” Armstrong said through her tears.

Nehemiah’s death certificate recently revealed blunt force trauma to the head neck and torso.

“It wasn’t no accident,” Armstrong said.

Still, the cause of death remains undetermined until medical records can be reviewed by forensic specialists.

“What happened to my baby?” Armstrong said. “When I left him, he was fine! I told my baby I loved him, he kissed me, and I told him I would see him later. What do you mean?”

Lt. Billy Haglund with the Enterprise Police Department said that authorities are still looking into the case.

“What I can tell you is it’s still being investigated, and we don’t have any more information to release at this time,” he said.

Whatever happened, Armstrong’s life is now marred forever by the loss of her child.

“A regular day just waking up, getting my kids ready and going to work like usual, turned into a disaster,” she lamented. “I lost everything.”

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