A boy celebrating his tenth birthday was seriously injured after a neighbor handed him a lighted firework during his birthday party in California.
Aaron Carreto lost most of his left hand during the incident on July 6, including burns on his stomach, right hand, and face. The 10-year-old was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.
His neighbor, Walter Revolorio, 27, was indicted on July 9 for child abuse that could result in serious bodily harm or serious injury. Death and a crime count as possessing a destructive device in a public place. A second suspect is being investigated by the authorities, KABC reported on Friday.
His sister Adriana Carreto said that when one of the men threw home-made fireworks, he had no time to react or throw it away.
" He tells his family how he got rid of the Feels cheated on people around us, and wants to start a new life in the distance where he grew up, "she said.
Revolorio is currently in custody and did not plead guilty to his bail, according to KABC, to 630,000 US dollars set.
The 10-year-old boy is described by his sister on a GoFundMe page as a social butterfly who liked to play football with his neighbors on the road and riding a bicycle. Fortnite plays with his Classmates the video game.
"This incident has changed his life, his way of life, but not his mood," she told the emergency room each day with firework-related injuries in the month around July 4th.
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According to KABC, Aaron Cerreto underwent two more operations before being transferred to the UCI Medical Center in Orange, California. There, doctors have stabbed his left arm in the abdomen to rebuild the lost tissue.
"He is currently recovering from four surgeries he had previously Said his sister We have completely lost his left hand.
The boy told KTLA from his hospital bed that he wants the people in charge to be in jail so that they do not hurt anyone and he does not want to see them anymore.
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"I would like to thank each one of you who helped my brother with this terrible accident," Adriana Carreto said in a post the GoFundMe page on Friday. "He's making progress every day, and for those who love and support Aaron, that's what motivates him to improve himself, thank you so much for your help, God bless you all!"