Name: Steven Paul Hughes.
Died: June 1, 1982.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Boise, Idaho, USA.
Disability: Spina bifida.
Steven was born with spina bifida, but his parents didn’t take him to see a doctor because they didn’t believe in doctors. He didn’t get a wheelchair and had to drag himself around on his forearms instead.
Steven died of untreated pneumonia shortly before his third birthday.
Perpetrator: William Hughes (Father) and his mother, no crime because denying children medical treatment on religious grounds is legal in Idaho.
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