Raashanai Coley

Photo of Raashani Coley, a girl in a big floppy hat.Name: Raashanai Coley.
Died: September 6, 2014.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse, neglect.
Location: Waukegan, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Speech delay, possibly autism.

Details:
Raashanai was beaten and starved by her mother; she died of injuries from a beating, left untreated for three days.

Perpetrator: Nicholette Lawrence (Mother), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 43 years in prison.

Source:
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