GEORGETOWN, Texas — A cheerful 6-year-old boy, Jeremy had simply gotten a brand new belt in jiu-jitsu, performed his first soccer match and was learning Chinese language characters. His father, Arturo, was excited for what was forward of him.
“He was telling his mama on the best way residence [that] he simply could not wait to start out the week, to return to jiu-jitsu, tie the belt. And the very last thing I informed him when he received coated [was], ‘See you within the morning.’ He was so keen to fall asleep,” stated Arturo, who didn’t present a final title for himself or his son.
However that optimism and pleasure would flip into sheer despair.
On Sept. 11, at round 5 a.m., Williamson County deputies responded to a disturbance on Rock Mill Loop in Georgetown. An affidavit obtained by KVUE detailed that 39-year-old Daniel Logan struck his mom with a baseball bat earlier than forcing his approach into his neighbor’s residence and assaulting Jeremy with the bat as properly.
“I noticed my 6-year-old laying in a pool of blood,” Arturo stated. “He was hit at the back of his head, shattered the again of his cranium into items. Now, I’m simply informed by the ICU that he’s not gonna make it.”
Logan’s home is subsequent door to Arturo’s. Arturo stated he has lived in his Georgetown residence since 2014 and by no means had any points with anybody.
Seeing his son’s state has led him to mirror on Jeremy’s center title: Emmanuel.
“[The name] means ‘God with us,’ and darkness got here into my home and took away my candle,” Arturo stated. “He gave us six fantastic years.”
Deputies nonetheless haven’t decided Logan’s motive. As of now, Logan faces two first-degree felony fees, damage to a baby and aggravated assault with a lethal weapon towards a member of the family.
A GoFundMe has been began to assist Jeremy’s household.
Native Asian organizations have known as for transparency, saying Williamson County legislation enforcement and the District Lawyer’s Workplace haven’t offered any updates or data concerning the motives of the assault to the household or the neighborhood.
“We urge native legislation enforcement to conduct a radical and full investigation on behalf of the Tang Diaz household and all the members of our neighborhood. We name on the Williamson County District Lawyer’s Workplace to behave swiftly as a way to preserve our communities protected and see that justice is completed. Whether or not or not this crime was a focused hate crime or a random act of violence, we depend on our justice system to make use of logic and their discretion to carry Jeremy’s perpetrator accountable for his heinous actions,” stated Hugh Li, president of Austin Chinese language-American Community (ACAN).
“The Asian American neighborhood in Central Texas has skilled quite a lot of violent crimes towards our neighborhood within the final a number of years. Group members are involved and outraged on the lack of transparency proven by native officers. Whether or not this was a racially motivated occasion is of nice significance to our neighborhood and we demand solutions,” stated Pooja Sethi, president of Indian American Coalition of Central Texas (IACCT).
“We’ve seen a sample throughout Texas when acts of violence are perpetrated towards folks of colour, legislation enforcement is gradual to analyze the crimes totally or fails to supply satisfactory data. The Asian American neighborhood is the quickest rising racial group in Texas and Central Texas, but we’re constantly ignored – even when our bodily security is being threatened. Williamson County should take swift motion and supply solutions now,” added Lily Trieu, government director of Asian Texans for Justice.