Name: Joseph Maoping Adams.
Died: December 3, 2011.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Hirschsprung’s disease; colectomy.
Joseph had eaten some sprinkles, chocolate, and butter, which he was not allowed to have. In an attempt to force Joseph to vomit, his adoptive parents made him drink so much vinegar that he died from vinegar poisoning.
Joseph was born in Hangzhou, China and was an international adoptee.
Perpetrator: Deah Daniele Adams (Adoptive mother), charged with reckless homicide; Rick Adams (Adoptive father), not charged.