Tanilla Warrick-Deaves

Photo of Tanilla Warrick-Deaves. She is a toddler with tan skin and curly black hair. She is wearing a pink dress, and holding a ribbon in her hands.Name: Tanilla Warrick-Deaves.
Died: August 27, 2011.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Bowed legs.

Tanila was abused by her stepfather. After a beating, it was obvious that Tanila had a head injury, but her mother, seeing how badly hurt Tanila was, did not call the ambulance because she figured it would be better if Tanila died than if she lived as “a vegetable”. Instead, she put Tanila in a pram, where the little girl took three days to die.

Perpetrator: Donna Deaves (Mother) and Warren Ross (Stepfather), convicted of murder, sentenced to 30-40 years prison.

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