MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A medical examiner has changed his finding in the case of an 11-year-old boy who died after being restrained at the care facility where he was a resident.
Tanner Wilson died of cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained, according to the final report from Dr. Dale Andres, Cerro Gordo County medical examiner.
Andres' initial finding was that the boy had died of positional asphyxia.
"After further review, I have determined that the cause was cardiopulmonary arrest and that the manner of death was homicide," Andres said.
Wilson was a resident at Gerard of Iowa, a residential treatment center for children with mental disabilities or disorders.
An employee of the center, Lori Ann Meacham, 35, of Mason City is scheduled for trial Aug. 7 on a charge of felony endangerment in the boy's death.
The death remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
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