When 10-year-old Peter Asumani's father slipped and fell on a wet floor in their Lincoln, Nebraska, home, he took care of him as best he could, giving him liquids and trying to keep him comfortable. For 10 days this went on, while the boy cared for him. All alone.
It wasn't until his school alerted authorities to the boy's absence that anyone knew what was going on. When an investigator arrived at the home, they found 45-year-old Bienvenu Asumani alive but unresponsive. He was taken the hospital Sunday where he later died.
It's heart wrenching to think of how much better this could have all ended if only the boy called 911, or asked a neighbor for help, or anything. But authorities don't believe he did. So of course, there's the big question -- why didn't he?