Name: Wesley Wayne Lawson.
Died: March 7, 2010.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Lake Wales, Florida, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.
Wesley’s mother neglected him; he died of starvation weighing 55 pounds. When he died, his bedsores were so severe that his bones could be seen.
Wesley liked playing the harmonica and wheelchair dancing. He competed in the Special Olympics.
Perpetrator: Vernetta Lawson (Mother), pleaded no contest to aggravated manslaughter of a disabled adult, sentenced to five years probation.