PORTLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - The autopsy of a baby who died in late March is complete and now the Ionia County prosecutor is reviewing the facts to determine if any charges will be filed.
Everette Thibeault was a twin and was almost three months old when he died from what authorities called 'not accidental injuries'.
According to court documents obtained in April by 24 Hour News 8, authorities filed papers saying Everette was taken to Sparrow Hospital in late March with serious injuries, including a brain injury and a rib fracture. He was also bleeding from the liver, stomach and left lung.
Everette died one day after he was admitted to the hospital.
Documents show doctors figured out several of Everette's injuries were older, including brain bleeding and a broken rib that looked to be weeks old. The documents also revealed doctors looked at Everette's twin brother Keegan, and found he had a "bucket handle fracture" in his left leg.
Child Protective Services filed a petition in April to attempt to take away Keith and Nicole Thibeault's parental rights. Everette's twin, Keegan, was removed from the home and placed with relatives.
Ionia County Prosecutor Ron Schafer told 24 Hour News 8 the case is very complicated and anticipates it will take his office weeks to determine if criminal charges are warranted in Everette Thibeault's death.
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