15 March 2009 – Niskayuna, NY, USA Thirteen-year-old Jonathan Carey died on February 15, 2007 in a van with two OD Heck Developmental Center employees and another resident of the Center. Edwin Tirado, who used improper restraint hold that asphyxiated Jonathan while the other employee got out to use the ATM machine was convicted of second degree manslaughter and sentenced to 5 to 15 years for the death of the autistic adolescent, so legally we know who is responsible, but Tirado is not the only one who shares in the long list of abuses and errors that began long before Jonathan’s death and added insult to injury after he died. (more…)
Archive for March, 2009
11 March 2009 – Atwater, CA, USA KCRA 3 reports that Juan Manuel Martinez, a 58-year-old college counselor was arrested at Delhi High School on allegations of of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and continuous sexual abuse of a child. The alleged victim is a 13-year-old girl with disabilities. The report does not indicate the nature of her disabilities.
7 March 2009 – Chattanooga, TN, USA Robert Allen Young was six months old when he was beaten into a vegetative state by his father. He survived but his brain injury resulted in cerebral palsy and a severe intellectual disability. Later while he was under care of his half sister, he was apprehended by the state due to neglect. (more…)
3 March 2009 – Uyo, Nigeria According to a story by Subhabrata Das in the Digital Journal, about 30 children were freed from a church outside Uyo, Nigeria about three weeks ago where they had been held for some time because they were accused of being witches. (more…)
4 March 2009 – Shelby, NC, USA Floyd Green, 77, died the day after two men entered his home , robbed him, and beat him severely. Police believe that the weapon may have been Green’s own cane. (more…)
2 March 2009 – Chesapeake, VA, USA Police believe that Constance Stepney, 55, gave her grandson Terrell Stepney, 19, a fatal overdose of medicine before ingesting a fatal dose of her own. Terrell Stepney was a student in the 11th Grade at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake. (more…)
1 March 2009- Iraq The Times Online is reporting that 3-year-old Shams Kareem, known as the blind angel, will be coming to the United Kingdom sometime in the next few weeks to get treatment for the injuries that destroyed one eye and damaged the other in a result of an Al-Qaeda car bombing in Baghdad. (more…)