Christina Harms

Photo of Christina Harms, a young blonde woman wearing glasses and smiling broadly.Name: Christina “Nina” Harms.
Died: March 25, 2011.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Kearns, Utah, USA.
Disability: Fetal alcohol syndrome.

Christina’s abusive caregivers routinely beat her and tied her to a metal rod in a closet. She died of dehydration combined with an overdose of Benadryl.

Christina wanted to go to college.

Perpetrator: Cassandra Sheppard (Legal guardian), pleaded guilty to abuse and manslaughter, sentenced to 5 years to life; Sherrie Beckering (Sheppard’s mother), and Dale Beckering (Sheppard’s stepfather).

Guardian of abused woman kept in closet sent to prison for her death