Shaelynn A. Lehano-Stone, age 9, was starved to death by her parents, Kevin Lehano and Tiffany Stone, and her grandmother Henrietta Stone. Shaelynn was homeschooled.
Shaelynn and her brother were removed from their parents’ custody in 2007 after Lehano assaulted Tiffany Stone. Later, Henrietta Stone became Shaelynn’s legal guardian, although her parents lived in the same apartment complex and were allowed to have daily contact with her. Shaelynn attended Hilo Union Elementary School until November 2015, when her family pulled her from school to homeschool her. She was forbidden from leaving her home, starved, and deprived of water and medical attention for about eight months until her death.
The abuse came to light when authorities were called and found her emaciated and close to death. She died a few hours later in the hospital. Lehano and the Stones were charged with second-degree murder.
Date: June 28, 2016
Location: Hilo, Hawaii