Name: Isaiah A. Buckner.
Died: July 10, 2013.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Athol, Massachusetts, USA.
Disability: Autistic, deaf, visually impaired.
Isaiah died soon after he was rushed to the hospital with abdominal trauma. His caregiver had kicked him in the stomach, severing his small intestine; then the injury was ignored for several days, killing him.
Isaiah attended Austine School for the Deaf. He was energetic and social and liked to give everyone hugs.
Perpetrator: Christopher Vinsant (Mother’s boyfriend), pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, sentenced to 8-10 years.
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