Ameri Martin

Photo of Ameri Martin, a small boy with fuzzy black hair and brown skin, looking at the camera with a perplexed expression.Name: Ameri M. Martin.
Died: January 30, 2016.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Cottage Hills, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Brain injury from shaken baby syndrome.

Details:
Ameri’s family left him in the bathtub alone, even though they knew he could not sit up on his own. He drowned.

Perpetrator: Triston T. Boyd, charged with endangering the life or health of a child; Elegria J. Smith, charged with endangering the life or health of a child; Vanda D. Gates-Ross (Grandmother), charged with endangering the life or health of a child.

Source:
Three from Cottage Hills charged in 2016 death of disabled boy left in bathtub
Three charged in 2016 drowning of disabled 10-year-old in a bathtub
Today it’s 2 months since Ameri my Angel passed… – Vanda Gates-ross