Clarksville family seeking justice in death of their son - WSMV News 4

Clarksville family seeking justice in death of their son

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Losing a child is devastating for any family, but for the Castellon family of Clarksville, the loss is compounded even more because they say it's impossible to move on until they can get the closure they desperately need.

An autopsy concluded that their son, Thomas Castellon, died from blunt force trauma, or shaken baby syndrome.

Their baby was in the care of a trusted family friend, and according to the police report, that friend admitted to officers that she violently shook the child at her Fort Campbell home.

"How do you accept the fact that she can enjoy her children, but you'll never see your child again? We just want justice," said the child's mother, Hormisda Castellon.

Despite the autopsy report, which ruled the child's death a homicide, the woman has not been charged.

"How do you move on when somebody took your child's life and they're OK to do what they please?" Castellon said.

The FBI has been involved because the incident happened on post, and Kentucky authorities have been looking into the case as well.

But for the Castellons, months of waiting for justice has drained their emotions raw.

"We're never gonna get to go and take him to his first day of school or his first soccer game or anything. We're never gonna know what he would have been," Castellon said.

To help them deal with their son's death, the Castellons donated his heart, lung and kidneys to help other children with life-threatening diseases. They say they would someday like to meet the children who live on with the gifts from their son.

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