Little girl who fell down stairs removed from life support

BELMONT — The 2-year-old girl who fell down a flight of stairs at her Concord Street home Wednesday morning is in grave condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.

At a candle-light vigil in Belmont Village last night, family and friends told the nearly 100 people who had gathered to pray for Havana O'Flarherty, for she has been removed from a life-support device.

First Baptist Church Pastor James F. Smith asked the many friends and supporters who had joined the family to help them get through this terrible time.

Smith said this Sunday's service at the First Baptist Church at 49 Church Street will be dedicated to Havana. The service begins at 10 a.m.

Smith said Havana attended the Heavenly Sonshine Pre-School at the church and that her mother was a church member.

Police stood a respectful distance away from last night candle service on the village green.

Lt. Richard Mann has confirmed that police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Havana's death but declined any further comment.

In a previous media release, Mann said that Belmont Police investigate all instances where a person has died or suffered a serious injury.

He said the police wish to extend their sincerest sympathy and prayers to the family.

Crystal O'Flarherty is the little girl's mother.