Boy who died after his ‘schizophrenic 20-year-old brother threw him off a roof


The family of a four-year-old boy who died after his older, schizophrenic brother allegedly threw him off the roof of a New York apartment building, has released a smiling photo of the child.

Shimron Smith was found unconscious and unresponsive in a courtyard outside the apartment block in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The boy died at the scene after the emergency services were called to the building in Brooklyn at around 3.30am.

Police arrested Shimron’s brother, Shawn Smith, 20, who has a history of schizophrenia.

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