Daniel Corby

Photo of Daniel Corby, a small boy, smiling and covering his mouth with his hands.Name: Daniel Corby.
Died: March 31, 2012.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: San Diego, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Daniel’s mother drowned him in the bathtub. She said she had killed him because he was autistic, she was sick of taking care of him, and she had gone $70,000 into debt for autism treatment.

Perpetrator: Patricia Corby (mother) pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years to life.

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