Gary Blanton III

Photo of Gary Blanton IIIName: Gary Blanton III.
Died: April 18, 2015.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chattaroy, Washington, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability, possible autism.

Gary was beaten to death by his aunt, who had custody of him after his parents died. Authorities discovered that his caseworker had been falsifying health-and-wellness visit reports.

Perpetrator: Cynthia Rose Khaleel (Aunt); charged with second-degree murder.

Source: Chattaroy woman arrested for five-year-old nephew’s death
‘Everyone failed him’: Boy’s aunt accused of murder, DSHS accused of ‘critical errors’