Category Archives: Fatality

Vincent Nicolai

clmccracken   October 26, 2018   No Comments on Vincent Nicolai

Vincent Salem Nicolai, age 7, was killed by his mother, Stephanie Adams, in a murder-suicide. Vincent was homeschooled. Adams and her husband, Dr. Charles Nicolai, married in 2009 and filed at least ten domestic incident reports over the course of their marriage. Until 2017, Vincent attended local public schools, where Adams was a “present and involved parent.” In 2017, Vincent… Read more »

4 Children of Cynthia Collier

Four children—Kaileigh Lin (age 17), Lia Lin (age 15), Meigan Lin (age 14), and Bo Li (age 14) were killed by their adoptive mother, Cynthia Collier, in a murder-suicide. The children were homeschooled. Cynthia and Randall Collier, Sr. were married in Virginia in 1982 and had three biological children, two boys and a girl. Around 2000, the family moved to… Read more »

Jordan Burling, and 1 sibling

Jordan Burling, age 18, died of bronchopneumonia as a result of medical neglect by his mother, Dawn Cranston, his sister Abigail Burling, and his grandmother Denise Cranston. Jordan was homeschooled. The body of Jordan’s infant brother was also found concealed in the home. When he attended the local elementary school, Jordan had head lice, dental decay, and couldn’t control his… Read more »

Matthew Tirado

Matthew Tirado, age 17, was starved to death by his mother, Katiria Tirado. Matthew’s 9-year-old sister was also physically abused. Both children were homeschooled. Matthew was born in 1999 when Tirado was just 16; Matthew’s father, Pedro Gomez, was 34 years older than Tirado and did not live with the family. Matthew was autistic and intellectually disabled, and received special… Read more »

Sophia Brito, and 1 sibling

Sophia Brito, age 6 (pictured right; also spelled Sofia), was beaten by her parents, Shana Pedroso (pictured left) and Marvin Brito, resulting in her death. Sophia and her 9-year-old brother J.B. were homeschooled. Brito had a history of violent criminal charges dating back to 1997. Neighbors said the family kept to themselves and the children were rarely seen. J.B. attended… Read more »

Amina Krouser

clmccracken   April 11, 2018   No Comments on Amina Krouser

Amina Krouser, age 14 (pictured left), died of Lenierre’s Syndrome as a result of medical neglect by her mother, Aziyza Ababneh (pictured right). Amina and her siblings, ages 16 and 12, were homeschooled. Ababneh, a US Army veteran, divorced the children’s father around 2007. She remarried but had divorced again by 2015. In 2017, Ababneh and the children lived in… Read more »

6 Children of Jennifer and Sarah Hart

Six children–Markis, 19; Hannah, 16; Devonte, 15; Jeremiah, 14; Abigail, 14; and Ciera, 12–were starved and abused by their adoptive parents, Jennifer and Sarah Hart. The children were homeschooled. According to some reports, Devonte had disabilities. Siblings Markis, Hannah, and Abigail were adopted from Colorado County, Texas in September 2006, and went to live with the Harts in Alexandria, Minnesota…. Read more »

Liam Roberts

clmccracken   November 30, 2017   No Comments on Liam Roberts

Liam Michael Roberts (pictured), age 6, was starved to death by his father, Michael Roberts, and his stepmother Georgena Roberts. Liam’s 7-year-old brother A.P.R. was also starved. Their two siblings and two half-siblings were not reported to be abused. Liam and his siblings were homeschooled, while his older half-siblings attended school. Neighbors reported that the Robertses kept to themselves and… Read more »

Savannah Leckie

Savannah Leckie, age 16, was tortured and murdered by her mother, Rebecca Ruud. Ruud’s partner, Robert E. Peat Jr., has not been charged in conjunction with her murder. Savannah was homeschooled. Savannah was given up for adoption at birth in 2001 and raised by adoptive parents Tamile Montague and David Leckie in Minnesota. She had “a mild form of autism… Read more »

Peter Kema, Jr., and 3 siblings

Peter J. Kema, Jr., age 6, often called Peter Boy, was abused and murdered by his parents, Peter Kema, Sr. and Jaylin Kema. Peter Boy was homeschooled. His older half-siblings, Chauntelle and Allan Acol, and younger sister Devalynn ‘Lina’ Acol, were also abused. In August 1991, when Peter Boy was only a few months old, he and his siblings were… Read more »