Name: Megan Lavon McCullar.
Died: September 18, 2001.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Rocky Comfort, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.
Megan had been removed from her parents’ custody and was living with a foster family when her foster mother killed her by slamming her high chair into the wall, causing massive head trauma. Megan died of shaken baby syndrome, and her foster mother was charged with child abuse, but charges were dropped.
Her foster mother initially claimed that she had not killed Megan; but years later, diagnosed with late-stage cancer, she confessed to her husband that she had done exactly what they said she had done.
Perpetrator: Jessica Newhard (Foster mother), charged with second-degree murder.
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