Damien M. BakerDamien Baker

Damien M. Baker was 5 years old when he died of suspected abuse. Damien was in the hospital for more than a week before he died from his injuries on September 20, 2010. Damien known as "D" was said to love playing outside, and transformers. Family members say that the boy came home from school with a bump on his head due to a fall, that after a few days turned green. Police suspect abuse because the certain way the injuries were. Damien had bleeding behing his eyes and trauma to the brain. Damien had 3 sisters and 3 brothers along with aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends that loved him.

 

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Damien M. Baker, 5, of Marion
Damien M. Baker, Little Damien, known simply as "D" by his family died peacefully Monday, September 20 ,2010 at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio due to medical complications.
He was born May 3, 2005 in Marion the son of Brittany N. Baker and Rick D. Bowens of Marion.

Damien just began Kindergarten at Benjamin Harrison School.

Also surviving are three sisters Hailey Marie Bowens, Alexa Bowens, Nevaeh N. Baker, three brothers Ayden Daniel Bowens, Trenton Mickel Bowens, Aarick Stewart Bowens, all of Marion, grandparents, Joyce A. Baker, Richard Bowens and Mary Bowens of Marion, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Damien in death is his grandfather Craig W. Baker.

"D" liked to play with transformers and dinosaurs and always liked to watch wrestling, but most of all he liked to be outside playing.

 

DAMIEN BAKER - 5 yo (2010) - Marion OH
by TomTerrific0420 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:58 am

.A 5-year-old Marion boy is still hospitalized in critical condition following the arrest of his mother's boyfriend on charges related to child abuse.Michael J. Brown, 35, of Marion, was ordered held over the weekend on $500,000 bail. He faces charges of felonious assault and child endangering, along with probation violations.

Police arrested Brown last week at the Crescent Heights Road home he shared with the child's mother, and her son, Damien Baker, 5.Baker was flown from Marion General Hospital to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus with life-threatening injuries on Sept. 9. Family members said over the weekend that the boy was not expected to survive.Other children in the home were removed and placed with other family members on Friday.On Sunday, Brown's father claimed that his son loved Damien and was not capable of harming him."Just knowing that he's never going to grow up and be normal, and knowing that my number one son is being accused of something he didn't do, that is just tearing me apart," Donald Brown said.Donald Brown said his son showed up at his door last week, holding a lifeless Baker in his arms."I opened the door and he came carrying Damien," Donald Brown said. "He was freaking out,crying and carrying on."Donald Brown said his son did not know how the boy was injured."(He said Damien) went upstairs, brushed his teeth, got his pillow and he made it down to the bottom of the stairs and he just dropped. He collapsed," Donald Brown said.He said the boy's collapse may be connected to an an injury he suffered a few days earlier."He had a bump on his head when he came home from school that day and said he fell," Donald Brown said. "I noticed a bump on his head, then a few days later it turned green."According to Donald Brown, the boy had thrown up and complained that his head hurt..

Re: DAMIEN BAKER - 5 yo (2010) - Marion OH
by TomTerrific0420 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:20 am

.The father of a 5-year-old boy who police suspect died after being abused by his mother's boyfriend was speaking out on Wednesday.Damien Baker died on Tuesday after being on life support for more than a week.Michael J. Brown was ordered held over the weekend on $500,000 bail. He faces charges of felonious assault and child endangering, along with probation violations.Brown, 35, could face additional charges, prosecutors said.Police arrested Brown last week at the Crescent Heights Road home he shared with the child's mother, and Baker.Baker's father, Rick Bowens, said he knew Brown and trusted him completely with his son.Bowens said he was devastated when he learned that police suspected Brown had abused the boy."He was bleeding behind his eyes, plus the trauma to his head," Bowens said. "That's why they felt he had been abused, because of certain ways the injuries were."Other children in the home were removed and placed with family members on Friday..

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