Friday 1st March, 2013
The death in Texas of an adopted three-year-old Russian boy has been ruled an accident, reports quoting US officials say amid ongoing tensions over the case between the US and Moscow.
Max Shatto died accidentally after he hit himself and tore an artery, media citing a coroner’s report said.
The child died in January. He was adopted from a Russian orphanage.
Russian parliamentarians have regularly used the death to justify a recent ban on adoptions to America.
A senior Russian official, Pavel Astakhov, sparked controversy last month by alleging that the boy, born Maxim Kuzmin, was murdered by his adoptive parents.
But four doctors who reviewed the autopsy results said the adoptive parents of Max Shatto had done nothing wrong, CBS 7 news reported.
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