NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is investigating the death of a 2-week-old boy at Maimonides Medical Center last September.
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The baby contracted herpes from a ritual circumcision where the mouth is used to remove blood.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
The Daily News reports the boy’s family is not cooperating with authorities. It’s believed the rabbi that performed the Bris is a relative, according to reports, but Hynes isn’t revealing much.
“The investigation continues. We’re not nearly ready to make any assessment yet,” he said Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
This type of circumcision is controversal. While the city health department can’t stop it, they recommend strongly against it.