Jarrod Tutko, Jr.

Photo of Jarrod Tutko Jr. as a baby, holding and drinking from a bottle.Name: Jarrod Tutko, Jr.
Died: July 29, 2014.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Fragile X, autism.

Jarrod’s parents locked him into a bare attic, where Jarrod died of starvation and thirst. He weighed less than 17 pounds at his death.

Perpetrator: Jarrod Tutko Sr. (Father), pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, sentenced to 21-42 years; Kimberly Tutko (Mother), pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, sentenced to 20 to 40 years.

Jarrod Tutko, Jr.
Police report and charges
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