State Trying to Help Boy Who Cared for His Dying Father

Bienvenu Asumani

Bienvenu Asumani

Nebraska officials are trying to determine the best course in securing the future of a 10-year-old boy who cared for his fatally injured father at their Lincoln home.

Young Peter Asumani was taken into state protective custody on March 1. He told a police investigator that his father, 45-year-old Bienvenu Asumani, had fallen and struck his head. Peter said he couldn’t communicate with his father but fed him and gave him liquids for more than a week.

Bienvenu Asumani died two days after a policewoman discovered the situation. She’d gone to Peter’s home to check on his school absences.

The Lincoln Journal Star says relatives in Connecticut are trying to gain custody of Peter.

Nebraska officials say they can’t comment on Peter’s case.