Name: Brittany Legler.
Died: May 9, 2004.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Millcreek, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability, congenital heart defect.
Brittany’s mother physically and emotionally abused her; the stress of the abuse caused Brittany, who had a congenital heart defect, to die of a heart attack after a beating.
Perpetrator: Lisa Larussi (Mother), pleaded no contest to aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child; sentenced to 14 years.
Source: Brittany A. Legler