Kirk Hammersley-Baker

Photo of a small boy wearing large wire-framed glasses and a school uniform with a white collar under a red sweatshirt. He has pale skin and curly blond hair. Mild bruises are visible on his lower lip. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Kirk Hammersley-Baker.
Died: March 22, 1999.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Kirk’s neglectful father and unstable home life was relieved by his attendance at school, which served as his safe haven. He was a loving boy who had a big smile and liked hugs.

Involved in a custody battle and afraid he had lost custody, Kirk’s father drugged him, strangled him with a scarf, wrapped him in a blanket, and dumped his body in an outhouse.

His school opened a new play area in his memory, which was revamped in his honor for the 20th anniversary of his death.

Perpetrator: Karl Hammersley-Baker (Father), convicted of murder, sentenced to life.

Source:
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