7 year old Lucas Ciambrone was forced to sleep in a bathroom with neither towels, toilet paper, or light bulbs. He was fed via a bucket, was thrown to the floor, kicked in the genitals, punched, and had his head held under water. His ears were nearly torn from his body. According to a medical examiner, the blow that ended the boy’s life came at least four hours before his adoptive parents, Heather and Joe Ciambrone, drove him to the hospital. In spite of being 7 years old, he weighed only 32 pounds. Lucas was homeschooled and may have had Reactive Attachment Disorder. The Ciambrones were convicted and are serving life sentences.
Date: May 13, 1995
Location: Rubonia, Florida