Payton Ettinger

Photo of Payton Ettinger, a toddler boy lying on a mat and sucking on a pacifier.Name: Payton Ettinger.
Died: May 17, 2010.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Greensburg, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Brain injury.

Payton was starved to death by his mother, who neglected him so badly that he weighed less at four years old than he did at one year old.

Perpetrator: Courtney Tressler (Mother), pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent; sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Source: Ind. mom charged with starving 4-year-old to death