BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A toxicology report shows no drugs in the system of a three-year-old boy who died after his babysitter took him to a Brunswick County hospital earlier this year and then allegedly led police on a car chase.
A preliminary autopsy in March said Jaronn McAllister II died of internal bleeding of the liver due to blunt force trauma. The boy’s mother Candice Young said Montey Murray was babysitting Jaronn at her Shallotte apartment when he woke up to find the child laying on the living room floor, hot to the touch.
Murray and a neighbor eventually took Jaronn to Brunswick Novant Medical Center, where he died. According to investigation documents, on the drive to the hospital, Murray said, “If you pump his stomach he will be OK.”
Documents also show that during a search of the apartment, investigators found two plastic bags full of white powder, two bottles of prescription drugs, a wash cloth covered in vomit, and five bags of marijuana found in the little boy’s room, as well as multiple blood samples collected around the apartment.
The toxicology report from the Office of the State Medical Examiner says the only thing found in Jaronn’s system was atropine. That’s a drug used in hospitals to try to increase a patient’s heart rate.
Murray is in jail on charges related to the car chase. Investigators say it happened a short time after Murray left the boy at the hospital.
No charges have been filed in connection with the child’s death.