Death of 5-year-old Queens boy ruled a homicide

The death of a Queens boy earlier this year has been ruled a homicide. 

According to the medical examiner, 5-year-old Michael Guzman died from acute phenobarbital intoxication. Phenobarbital is a drug commonly prescribed for seizure disorders. 

Guzman was found unconscious in his Jamaica home on January 22. 

He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

Sources say the Administration for Children's Services made 13 visits to the home. In eight of those visits, sources say social workers saw enough evidence to support a claim that a child was abused or neglected. 

Guzman was one of six children in the family, and they tell us he suffered from epilepsy. 

Police have questioned the boy's parents and are still investigating. 

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