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Health and Human Services says the community has shown outstanding compassion for the boy.
Nebraska Health and Human Services released the following statement regarding Peter Asumani, the 10-year-old Lincoln boy who tried to care for his father after he fell in their home:
Peter's father, 45-year-old Bienvenu Asumani, died Sunday. Authorities say the 10-year-old was discovered at home with his ailing father by a police investigator. The principal of Peter's school reported he had missed four days of school. A court document says the boy told police his father fell on a wet floor more than a week before, striking his head. The boy says he gave his father fluids and food.
Asumani was taken to a hospital, while his son was put in state custody.