Name: Samuel Linares.
Died: April 26, 1989.
Age at death: 16 months.
Cause of death: Killed by father.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: PVS due to hypoxic brain damage.
Samuel had choked on a balloon and, eight months later, was still on life support in the hospital. His father went to the hospital, pulled a gun on the staff, shut off the ventilator, and held the staff at gunpoint until Samuel died.
Perpetrator: Rudy Linares (Father), pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon, sentenced to 1 year probation. Grand jury refused to indict for first-degree murder.
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Samuel Linares (1988 – 1989)