Age at death: 7.
Age at death: 6.
Died: November 12, 2011.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Martiguez, France.
These two siblings were killed by their mother in a murder-suicide.
Their mother, deceased.
6-year-old male, 7-year-old Female, Name Unknown
Name: Pierre Pasquiou.
Died: December 28, 1998.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Saint-Brieuc, France.
Pierre was drowned by his mother; she pushed him off a pier into the Atlantic Ocean.
Annie Pasquiou (Mother). Given a three year suspended sentence; served no time.
Autism Memorial: Pierre Pasquiou
Name: Frédéric Ratier.
Died: November 2, 1987.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Neuroleptic overdose.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, epilepsy.
32 years after his death, Frédéric’s mother wrote a book in which she confessed to poisoning him with a bottle of neuroleptic medicine. The boy lingered in a coma for three days before dying on his third birthday.
In her book, Frédéric’s mother says she spent the first three years of Frédéric’s life trying to cure him; that lack of support was not a factor; and that she had “given death” to her son because she believed his life was not worth living.
Anne Ratier (Mother), no charges. Statute of limitations on murder in France is 30 years.
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