ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Michigan boy to be taken off life support as mother fights to keep him alive

A local mother who is fighting to keep her son alive said life support will be removed Friday.

Bobby Reyes, 14, of Ash Township, was hospitalized at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor after a severe asthma attack in September. His mother, Sarah Jones, successfully fought to stop the hospital from taking her son off life support when doctors declared him brain-dead. 

Michigan boy to be taken off life support as mother fights to keep him alive

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4 fast facts

  • Questions about the murder of a woman found dead inside her Superior Township home last October remain unanswered, police said. Read more.

  • General Motors CEO Mary Barra sat down with United Automobile Workers leaders Wednesday, a potential sign of progress during the GM-UAW strike. Learn more.

  • A student with special needs who said a school employee sexually assaulted him was in court Thursday to describe the alleged encounter. Read more.

  • Adoption fees at animal shelters across the country will be reduced Oct. 12 as part of Bissell's Empty the Shelters day. Learn more.

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EEE fight

An update from a doctor and the mother of a 14-year-old Michigan girl with EEE demonstrated the devastating effects of the disease and how long it can take to recover.

Savanah DeHart, 14, of Portage, complained Aug. 16 of a severe headache and was acting dazed and lethargic, according to her mother, Kerri Dooley.


Family home shot

A family in Ypsilanti is exasperated with how police are handling the investigation following a shooting Wednesday.

Surveillance cameras in the area captured the drive-by shooting at a home on Jefferson Street near South Hamilton Street. Shots were fired from a white Ford Fusion at about 6:30 p.m.


Legionnaires' disease

The Macomb County Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are investigating several cases of Legionnaires' disease.

They believe the outbreak could have originated at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens.  Patients family members who have visited the facility recently are concerned. 


Teens charged with murder

Two teenagers charged with murder in connection with a homicide case and two armed robbery cases in Dearborn appeared in court Thursday.

Jamel Marquise Philson, 17, of Highland Park, and Demaurio Dismuke, 14, of Detroit, were in court for their preliminary examinations.


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