Name: Lavender Banks.
Died: May 2, 2008.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Lethal physical abuse.
Location: Elk Grove, California, USA.
Disability: Cleft lip/palate.
Lavender was beaten and smothered by her adoptive mother.
She was an international adoptee from China.
Perpetrator: Sabrina Banks (Adoptive mother), pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, sentenced to 15 years to life.
Source: Lavender Banks