Amanda Bates

A temporary plaque marking a grave: "Amanda Lois Bates, 1987-2001."Name: Amanda Bates.
Died: February 5, 2001.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Amanda’s juvenile diabetes was left untreated. She died of a combination of diabetic ketoacidosis and a gangrenous infection.

Perpetrator: Colleen and Randy Bates (Parents), pleaded guilty to negligent homicide, given 20 years of probation.

Source: Amanda Bates

Logan Marr

Photo of Logan Marr, a small girl with fair skin and light brown hair, wearing a pink T-shirt; she is licking her lower lip and looking off to the side.Name: Logan Marr.
Died: January 31, 2001.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chelsea, Maine, USA.
Disability: Reactive attachment disorder.

Logan’s mother taped her into a high chair with duct tape, wrapping her in tape and putting the chair in the basement. There, Logan died of suffocation from the duct tape across her mouth.

Perpetrator: Sally Schofield (Foster mother), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 17 years, released on probation after 15 years.

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Eva Visco

Photo of Eva Visco's tombstone, a bronze, heart-shaped plaque decorated with a rose. It reads, "Eva Visco, January 27, 1926 to December 26, 2000. We love you."Name: Eva Visco.
Died: December 26, 2000.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deltona, Florida, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness; frail elder.

Eva was shot in the head by her husband.

Perpetrator: Leo Visco (Husband).

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Eva Visco (1926 – 2000)

Alex Boucher

Photo of Alex Boucher, a toddler in a denim outfit.Name: Alex Boucher.
Died: September 25, 2000.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: New Port Richey, Florida, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, medical problems.

Alex’s adoptive father wrapped him in a blanket so tightly that he died of asphyxiation.

Perpetrator: James Curtis (Adoptive father), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to “nearly 14 years” in prison.

Source: Alex Charles Boucher

Meridee Reynolds

A gravestone reading, "Meridee Kay Reynolds. Everlasting peace."Name: Meridee “Kay” Reynolds.
Died: September 9, 2000.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vancouver, Washington, USA.
Disability: Mobility impairment; sleep disorder.

Meridee’s friend and caregiver shot her, and claimed she had done it “to end the pain”.

Perpetrator: Melanie McDonald (Caregiver), pleaded guilty to murder, 8-30 years.

Source: Caregiver Accused of Murder

Grace Bogey

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Name: Grace Lee Bogey (Born Gracielo Cano).
Died: September 2, 2000.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
Disability: Spina bifida.

Grace was abused by her adoptive mother and adoptive grandparent. At death, she had multiple head injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Perpetrator: Veronica Bogey (Adoptive mother), charged with child abuse; acquitted; civil suit underway. Terry/Terri Bogey (Adoptive grandparent), pleaded no contest to child abuse, sentenced to probation.

Source: Grace Lee Bogey (Gracielo Cano)

Shane Graham

No PhotoName: Shane “Moo” Graham.
Died: July 2000.
Age at death: About 10.
Cause of death: Unknown.
Location: Florida, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, autism, sickle-cell anemia.

Shane was one of eleven children adopted by the same family. When Shane’s siblings were discovered, badly neglected and abused, they told police that Shane had died and their adoptive mother had taken him away. Shane’s body has not been found, but he is presumed dead.

Shane was called “Moo” because it was a sound he often made.

Perpetrator: Judith Leekin (Adoptive mother); charged for child abuse for Shane’s siblings, but since Shane’s body was never found, she has not been charged for his death. Her fraud and abuse charges netted her twenty years in prison.

Source: Shane Graham

Justin Malphus

Black and white photo of Justin Malphus, a little boy with a big smile.Name: Justin Malphus.
Died: April 19, 2000.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Justin had been physically abused by his mother for some time. In the end, she slammed his head into a refrigerator and dumped him into a swimming pool, where he drowned.

Perpetrator: Joyce Malphus (Mother). Convicted of felony murder; sentenced to life plus sixty years.

Source: Mother convicted in murder of autistic child

Cora Okonski

Photo of Cora Okonski, a young woman with fair skin, blue eyes, and straight brown hair. Her expression is solemn.Name: Cora Okonski.
Died: April 16, 2000 (Last seen); body never found.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Homicide, unknown type.
Location: Tama, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder, ADHD.

After telling her friend that she was afraid that her fiance was going to kill her, Cora Okonski disappeared, leaving behind her two-year-old son. Seventeen years later, with Cora still missing, her fiance was charged with her murder. Her son was adopted by family.

Cora’s murder trial is proceeding even though her body was never found, but there is good evidence that she is dead. After she disappeared, her family didn’t hear from her, and her disability payments went uncollected. The case broke when Cora’s fiance, in prison for unrelated charges, bragged to another prisoner that he had “choke-slammed” Cora and buried her body.

Perpetrator: Tait Purk (Fiance), convicted of second-degree murder, sentenced to 35-50 years in prison.

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Joseph Beebe

A gravestone for "Child Joseph Jose. July 7, 1991 to March 7, 2000."Name: Joseph Jose Beebe.
Died: March 17, 2000.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Tarkington Prairie, Texas, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome.

Joseph, who told his siblings that he wanted to give them a better life, was beaten to death by his adoptive mother. When Joseph died, they were removed from the home, and survived.

Perpetrator: Edith Beebe (Adoptive mother), injury to a child, 75 years.
Brian Beebe (Adoptive father) and Justin Martin (Stepbrother).

Source: WHO’S TO BLAME FOR Joseph’s DEATH?
Joseph Jose Beebe