- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - In a story May 15 about the drowning death of Josue Ramirez-Marinero, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Omaha Police Department, reported erroneously that he was thrown into the Elkhorn River on the eve of his fifth birthday. Police now say his date of birth is May 26, 2010, and he died at age 4.

A corrected and updated version of the story is below:

Autopsy report reveals boy pulled from river drowned

Nebraska authorities say autopsy shows young boy believed thrown in river by brother drowned

Autopsy report reveals boy pulled from river drowned



Nebraska authorities say autopsy shows young boy believed thrown in river by brother drowned

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Douglas County prosecutors say an autopsy shows a 4-year-old boy thrown into the Elkhorn River drowned.

The autopsy says Josue Ramirez-Marinero, whose tiny body was pulled from the river Monday, showed no signs of injury or trauma.

Police say Josue’s 25-year-old half brother, Roberto Martinez-Marinero, threw the boy into the river on May 5 because the boy had witnessed his mother’s killing at the hands of Martinez-Marinero.

Police say Martinez-Merinero also told investigators he had killed his mother, Jesus Ismenia Marinero, on May 5. Her body was found in a southeastern Omaha ditch.

Martinez-Marinero is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. His girlfriend, 24-year-old Gabriela Guevara, is charged with being an accessory.

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