Dying child's statement admissible in trial

March 4, 2009 3:34:14 PM PST
The statement a dying boy made to his mother can be used at his father's murder trial in DuPage County. Kaushick Patel, 35, is charged in the deaths of his two sons.

Prosecutors say 7-year-old Vishv Patel told his mother before dying that his father poured gasoline on him and his younger brother and then set them on fire in 2007 at their home in Glendale Heights.

Om Patel died two months later. Vishv died a month after that.

Their father faces the death penalty if he is convicted.