Name: Jalen Goldsborough.
Died: September 2, 2018.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Hopewell, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Shaken baby syndrome; required 24-hour care.
Jalen was abused by his father when he was a baby. He survived and his father went to prison, but Jalen was left with severe disabilities.
At 13, Jalen was found starved to death. His mother and her boyfriend were arrested.
Perpetrator: Amy FaJohn (Mother), charged with first-degree murder and child neglect; Anthony Saunders (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with child neglect.
Medical Examiner: Murdered Hopewell teen with special needs starved to death
2 charged in death of Hopewell 13-year-old
Murdered Hopewell teen was victim of severe abuse as infant
Mother charged with murder in death of severely disabled 13-year-old