Leon Jayet-Cole

Photo of Leon Jayet-Cole, a little boy with blond hair.Name: Leon Jayet-Cole.
Died: May 28, 2015.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Disability: Autism.

Leon was beaten to death by his stepfather; he died of massive head injuries. Evidently Leon had been abused regularly for some time; he and his older brother had both been treated for head injuries at the hospital, but they had all been written off as accidental.

Perpetrator: James Stedman Roberts (Stepfather), charged with murder, committed suicide while out on bail.

Christchurch schoolboy Leon Jayet-Cole hospitalised with head injury months before death
Concerns raised with CYF before Leon Jayet-Cole’s death
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Funeral for man accused of killing autistic boy
Leon Jayet-Cole, the little New Zealand boy whose gravestone has his murderer’s name on it
Man accused of killing child found dead
Man accused of murdering autistic boy found dead
Warning signs in CYF reports before Leon Jayet-Cole’s alleged murder
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