Emily Titterington

Name: Emily Titterington.
Died: February 8, 2013.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: St. Austell, Cornwall, England, UK.
Disability: Autism, anxiety.

Emily had severe constipation related to a phobia and unspecified bowel problems; her parents tried to treat it with homeopathy and “distance healing” but did not persuade her to go to a hospital. After 8 weeks without a bowel movement, Emily died of a heart attack.

Perpetrator: Geraldine Titterington (mother). James Titterington (father). Inquest underway; no charges.

Source: “Long term failures” to blame for death of constipated teen