By Edmund DeMarche , Stephanie Pagones
June 30, 2021
A 7-year-old boy in Taiwan who was allegedly body-slammed 27 times during judo practice — by both his classmates and coach — suffered a brain hemorrhage and was ultimately removed from life support, a report Tuesday said.
The BBC, citing the Taipei Times, reported that the coach has been charged with assault and using a minor to commit a crime, but his charges would likely be upgraded to include or be replaced by “injury causing death.”
The boy reportedly attended a judo practice in April and suffered a brain hemorrhage after the repeated injuries. He slipped into a coma and was on life support for 70 days, according to the reports.