Isaac Robitille

Photo of Isaac Robitille, sitting in a power chair outdoors.Name: Isaac Robitille.
Died: August 22, 2014.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hardwick, Vermont, USA.
Disability: Holoprosencephaly.

Isaac was killed by his mother and her boyfriend; they put so much alcohol into his feeding tube (some news stories say it was an IV) that he died of alcohol poisoning.

Perpetrator: Melissa Robitille (Mother), charged with second-degree murder, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, sentenced to 4 years, sentence reduced to 3 1/2 years; Walter Richter III (Mother’s boyfriend), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 3 years in prison with credit for 1 1/2 years time served.

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