Charlotte Avenall

Photo of Charlotte Avenall, a girl sitting on a bed with her chin on her hand.Name: Charlotte Avenall.
Died: September 12, 2009.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, intellectual disability.

Even though they took good care of their exotic pets, Charlotte’s parents neglected their daughter. Despite her disabilities and age requiring supervision, she was locked into a filthy room, completely alone; on the day she died, she had been left alone for fourteen hours. She had just learned to tie a knot in school when she hanged herself by the cord on the window blinds and died.

Perpetrator: Simon Moody (Father), Susan Moody (Mother).

Source: Charlotte Avenall’s ‘atrocious’ neglect shocked town