Nathalyz Rivera

Photo of Nathalyz Rivera, a baby wearing a white hair ribbon.Name: Nathalyz Rivera.
Died: September 9, 2013.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome (visually impaired, unable to walk or talk).

Nathalyz and her siblings were starved and neglected by their parents, fed only once a day. Nathalyz, the youngest, could not hold a bottle to feed herself. When she died of starvation, her parents were arrested.

Her two brothers and two sisters survived and were moved to foster homes.

Perpetrator: Carmen Ramirez (Mother), Carlos Rivera (Father). Both charged with 3rd-degree murder, manslaughter, negligence; sentenced to 30-60 years in prison.

Source: Mother ‘used daughter’s disability checks to party at casinos months before her 3-year-old starved to death on filthy floor’

Parents of fatally starved girl get long prison terms