Aedyn Agminalis

Photo of Aedyn Agminalis, a baby with fair skin and wispy blond hair. He is wearing a onesie and holding on to a piece of furniture to support him as he stands on wobbly legs.Name: Aedyn Agminalis.
Died: December 11, 2016.
Age at death: 17 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Riverview, Florida, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, developmental delay.

Details:
Aedyn died of a head injury inflicted by his foster mother.

Perpetrator: Latamara Stackhouse Flythe (Foster mother).

Source:
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Chance Vanderpool

Photo of Chance Vanderpool, a toddler boy wearing a plaid shirt. He has fair skin and light blond hair.Name: Chance Vanderpool.
Died: November 22, 2016.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Glen St. Mary, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
After being subjected to chronic abuse, Chance was finally beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jonathan Register (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to commit manslaughter; Heather Naomi Stevenson (Mother), charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to commit manslaughter.

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Isaac Ward

No PhotoName: Isaac Ward.
Died: November 11, 2016.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Forks, Washington, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay, mobility impaired.

Details:
The mother of Isaac’s foster mother, who was taking care of him while his foster mother was at work, pushed him so hard into the furniture that he suffered a massive head injury and died. An autopsy revealed that he had been subjected to abuse and neglect for at least two months, and his foster mother had done nothing to help him.

Perpetrator: Ramona Ward (Foster grandmother, related to Isaac), charged with second-degree murder and homicide by abuse; Michelle A. Ward (Foster mother, related to Isaac, mandatory reporter), charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Source:
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Andreas Headland

Photo of Andreas Headland, a smiling blond baby boy in a black and white onesie. He is outdoors and squinting in the sun.Name: Andreas Headland.
Died: October 20, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.

Details:
Andreas and his five-year-old sister Zaraiyah-Lily were both murdered by their father.

Perpetrator: Jason Craig Headland (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
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Leslie Ramirez

Photo of Leslie Ramirez. She is a small girl with tan skin and dark brown hair pulled into two ponytails.Name: Leslie Ramirez.
Died: August 29, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Leslie’s mother left her in the family van at 3 p.m. on a summer day. At 7 p.m., Leslie’s father returned home to find her still in the van four hours later. She was dead.

Perpetrator: Rene Ramirez (Mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse/neglect.

Source:
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Benjamin Mitchell

No PhotoName: Benjamin Mitchell.
Died: August 10, 2016.
Age at death: 3 weeks.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Sanford, Florida, USA.
Disability: Prematurity-related respiratory condition.

Details:
Benjamin and his twin brother were born prematurely; Benjamin had a lung condition that needed treatment, but his mother didn’t take him to the doctor or feed him enough. Benjamin died of starvation; his brother survived.

Perpetrator: Michelle Spinicchia (Mother), arrested.

Source:
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Princeton Holloway

Photo of Princeton Holloway, a toddler boy with tan skin and dark curly hair, photographed from above and looking up at the camera.Name: Princeton Holloway.
Died: August 6, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Youngtown, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Special needs (Intellectual disability?).

Details:
Princeton had three older brothers, ages 17, 16, and 4, and an older sister, age 9.

Princeton was thrown down the stairs by his 16-year-old brother, who then got a knife and began stabbing him. His 9-year-old sister came to his aid, but was hurt trying to protect him.

Princeton’s 17-year-old brother managed to escape carrying his injured 9-year-old sister and 4-year-old brother, but had to leave Princeton’s body behind with the killer.

Perpetrator: Shae Edward Holloway (Brother), charged with murder as an adult.

Source:
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Rifat Mohammed

No PhotoName: Rifat Mohammed.
Died: July 6, 2016.
Age at death: 3 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Poplar, East London, England, UK.
Disability: Symbrachydactyly.

Details:
Rifat died from abuse inflicted by his parents because he had a “deformed hand”. He had shattered ribs and legs and a broken spine, and died from a head injury consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Perpetrator: Mohammed Miah (Father), convicted of murder and causing suffering; Rebeka Nazmin (Mother), convicted of allowing Rifat’s death and causing suffering.

Source:
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Kira Friedman

Photo of Kira Friedman. She is a toddler with straight brown hair and tan skin. She is barefoot, wearing a fancy white dress.Name: Kira Rain “Ziigwani-diindiisi” Friedman.
Died: June 5, 2016.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bemidiji, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay.

Details:
When Kira soiled herself, her foster father put her into an 18-gallon tub in the shower, turned the shower on, and left. The tub filled with water and Kira, who could not escape the tub, drowned.

Perpetrator: Nathan Jackson Sr. (Foster father), charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder.

Source:
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Jazmine Walker

Photo of Jazmine Walker, a small infant with dark skin and curly black hair. She is wearing a pink headband and dress, and is sucking her thumb.Name: Jazmine Walker.
Died: May 25, 2016.
Age at death: 6 months.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Harvey, Illinios, USA.
Disability: Spina bifida; 8 weeks premature.

Details:
Jazmine’s mother starved and neglected her; she died weighing 4.8 pounds.

Perpetrator: Chequita D. Bell (Mother), charged with child endangerment.

Source:
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