Charles Poertner

Black and white photo of Charles Poertner.Name: Charles Poertner.
Died: June 7, 2010.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Newport News, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, developmental delay, epilepsy.

Charles’s mother starved him to death.

Perpetrator: Heather Poertner (mother), child neglect, murder, 50 years.

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