17-month-old Kymell Oram has died; little boy hung on for 11 days after brutal beating
BY Rocco Parascandola
DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF
Monday, April 4th 2011, 3:06 PM
A Brooklyn foster-care toddler who had been clinging to life after a vicious beating last month has died - and the man accused in the attack could face murder charges, authorities said Monday.
Seventeen-month-old Kymell Oram was rushed to Brookdale Hospital from his East New York home on March 18 after his foster mom's boyfriend beat him, according to police.
The little boy hung on for 11 days before he was declared dead. He was kept on a ventilator so his heart could be harvested, sources said.
He was removed from life support late last week and a subsequent autopsy found he died of lung and blunt force trauma injuries. He also suffered rib fractures and internal bleeding.
The mother's boyfriend, Kysheen Oliver, 19, was charged with second-degree assault and now could face additional charges, sources said.
Born to a drug-addicted mother, Kymell lived in the Cypress Hills Houses with his foster mom, Teyuana Cummings, and two siblings, including a second foster child.
Cummings left Kymell in the care of Oliver on March 18 while she took her other kids to school. When she returned, Kymell had trouble breathing and was rushed to Brookdale.