Ezekial Castro

Photo of a little boy with curly hair, wearing a plaid shirt.Name: Ezekial Castro.
Died: October 23, 2015.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Hypernatremia (salt overdose).
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Tetralogy of Fallot (congenital heart defect).

Ezekial’s mother poisoned him with salt, making him so sick he needed to be hospitalized. Then while he was in the hospital for that, she fed him more salt, and Ezekial died.

Case status:
Ashley Castro (mother), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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