Name: Fiona Mitchell.
Died: July 12, 1995.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Disability: Brain injury from meningitis, causing blindness and deafness.
While her siblings lived in the rest of the house, little Fiona was shut up in a room and forgotten, denied care, medical attention, and even food and water. She died of starvation.
“…Fiona was among those whose cases were diffused by factual findings by the coroner. Though Fiona died of malnutrition, the Medical examiner attributed her death to her having had meningitis and said it was “amazing she lived as long as she did.” —Misplaced Mercy
Perpetrator: Mary Mitchell (Mother), pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide; two-year suspended sentence.