Name: Dante Mullinix.
Died: September 15, 2018.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, suspected autism.
Dante was a happy baby. He had a developmental delay; he hadn’t yet learned to walk, and had difficulty chewing and swallowing. He could say a few words, like “ew” and “yeah”. He was being evaluated for autism.
His mother called him “Monkey Man” because he had a favorite blanket with a monkey on it which he carried everywhere. Before he went to sleep, he rubbed his face against his blanket.
Dante’s mother left him with her boyfriend, who abused the boy. Dante was brought to the hospital, unresponsive, with bruises, a compressed neck, and a brain injury, and died a few days later.
Perpetrator: Tyree Bowie (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and child endangerment.
‘This poor kid was doomed from the beginning:’ The tragic life and death of Dante Mullinix
Name: June Knight.
Died: December 10, 2018.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Westcliff, England, UK.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.
June’s son went to the care home where she lived, picked her up, and threw her off her third-story balcony. She died from massive brain injuries.
Perpetrator: Robert Knight (Son), charged with murder.
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