Pomona boy believed to have been bitten by spider died from staph infection
The Los Angeles county coroner's office said Tuesday night that a 13-year-old Pomona boy died of a staph infection, not a spider bite.
Pomona police had said the boy was bit by a spider and were investigating whether it contributed to his death Sunday. He was in cardiac arrest when Los Angeles County firefighters reached his home after a 911 call regarding a possible knee injury, the Pomona Police Department said.The boy was pronounced dead several hours later at a hospital after emergency personnel tried to revive him, police said.
An initial investigation found that the teen had been bitten by a spider a week or more before his death and had complained of knee pain, Pomona police said.
The coroner's office said it was unclear how the boy contracted the staph infection.
-- Robert J. Lopez