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14 October, 2019
 
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Court weighs in on autopsy in infant’s death

Parents request the presence of a private forensic pathologist in the post mortem of their baby boy

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The parents of a 20-month-old baby who died hours after it was taken to the Emergency Room have asked for a private pathologist to be present during the post mortem.

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A judge who reviewed the request ordered that the autopsy not be conducted until Wednesday in the presence of both forensic pathologists

An autopsy, which was scheduled to be conducted by state pathologist Angeliki Papetta on Tuesday, was postponed at the last minute after the parents requested that private pathologist Marios Matsakis be present during the process.

The baby boy was taken to the ER at Limassol General Hospital around 9:30pm Sunday night, with partial loss of consciousness, and later it was transported to Makarios Children Hospital in Nicosia due to his critical condition.

A judge who reviewed the request ordered that the autopsy not be conducted until Wednesday in the presence of both forensic pathologists.

Last year in August, a similar incident took place when a young girl was taken by her parents to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital with high fever.

Overnight, around 2am and hours prior to their scheduled visit with a specialist, the mother came back to the ER with her 8-year-old daughter having a low pulse, high fever, and partial loss of consciousness.

The girl later died, prompting an internal probe and a police investigation.

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