Name: Hannah Hoag.
Died: March 26, 2014.
Age at death: 18 months.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Tumor in her trachea.
Because Hannah had a tumor in her trachea, she had a tube to keep her airway open, and had monitoring equipment to alert family if the tube became dislodged.
Hannah’s mother put her in her crib and turned off the monitoring equipment. The tube was pulled out–either by Hannah or by her mother–and Hannah suffocated.
Perpetrator: Rebecca Cotes (Adoptive mother), convicted of involuntary manslaughter, sentenced to 4 1/2 months in jail.