Kendall Chick

Photo of Kendall Chick, a toddler girl wearing an orange dress. Her pale skin is washed out by sunlight, and she is wearing a hair ribbon with a black flower in her wispy blonde hair. She is smiling.Name: Kendall Chick.
Died: December 8, 2017.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Wicasset, Maine, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay, prenatal drug exposure.

Details:
Kendall was abused by her grandmother, who was taking care of her after her parents lost custody. She died of a traumatic injury to her abdomen and blunt force head trauma.

Perpetrator: Shawna Gatto (Grandfather’s fiance), convicted of murder, sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Source:
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