Alexandru Radita

Photo of Alexandru Radita.Name: Alexandru Radita.
Died: May 7, 2013.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Alexandru was neglected and confined to his room, and treatment for his diabetes was withheld. He died of a bacterial infection he could not fight because he was so badly malnourished.

Perpetrator: Emil and Rodica Radita (Parents), both convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life.

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