SCOTT WESLEY BUCHOLZ SANCHEZ

BIRTH: June 30, 2009

DEATH: July 26, 2009

Scott Wesley Bucholz Sanchez ~ Age 3 weeks

Scott, age 3 weeks, was murdered by his mother, Otty Sanchez, in one of the most gruesome murders of all time for one town in Texas.

Otty Sanchez decapitated her three week old son and ate part of his body in what she said, “The devil made her do it.” Otty Sanchez confessed to killing Scott Wesley Buchholz Sanchez with a steak knife and two swords before mutilating the corpse and eating body parts that included the brain, nose and toes, police said. She has been charged with capital murder.

Otty Sanchez, who killed and ate parts of her three-week-old baby boy refused to take medication for her post-natal depression and had been going to regular counseling. She had been briefly hospitalized since Scott was born, also.

But her troubles only became apparent to authorities when they found her before dawn on a fateful Sunday morning, in a house where she had access to samurai swords, screaming that she had killed her baby. Her three-and-a-half-week-old son was dismembered in a scene so gruesome police officers have been forced to seek psychological help.

She was later found not guilty by reason of insanity, for murdering her son Scott, and ordered to stay at a maximum-security mental facility.

OTHER LINKS:

Texas woman accused of beheading, eating infant son

Cannibal mother who decapitated her three-week-old baby boy ‘refused medication for post-natal depression’

Father to Cannibal Mom: “Burn in Hell”

Warning signs missed in baby dismemberment case

MOM WHO MUTILATED NEWBORN FOUND NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY

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NEVAEH AMYAH BUCHANAN

BIRTH: February 3, 2004

DEATH: June 4, 2009

Nevaeh Amyah Buchanan ~ Age 5

Nevaeh, 5 was last seen playing in the parking lot of her apartment complex. After her disappearance nearly 1,000 tips poured into the Sheriff’s department with information on Nevaeh since she went missing on that Memorial Day weekend.

Nevaeh’s body was found four days later on a river bank by a father and a son that was out fishing. The father thought it was just a cement block but it come to be the body of Nevaeh encased in it in a shallow grave. Shortly after the discovery of Nevaeh’s body it was found that there were no visible signs of abuse and that she had been buried along the River Raisin “for awhile.”

Two convicted sex offenders were named as persons of interest. George Kennedy, 39, and Roy Lee Smith, 48, both said to be acquaintances of Nevaeh’s mother, were arrested shortly after Nevaeh’s disappearance on probation violations simply for being associated with a child.

Her murder still remain unsolved.

OTHER LINKS:

Police Believe Girl Was Abducted From Apartment Complex

Nevaeh is still missing, and there have been no arrests

Body Found Near Where Girl Disappeared

Police Have ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ That Nevaeh Buchanan’s Body Found Near River Encased in Cement

Autopsy Results Show Nevaeh Buchanan May Have Been Buried Alive

America’s Most Wanted

Family and Friends Hold Vigil For Nevaeh One Year Later

Inviting Sex Offenders Home: When Mom’s Relationship Puts Children at Risk

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CARLIE JANE BRUCIA

BIRTH: March 16, 1992 

DEATH: February 1, 2004

Carlie Jane Brucia ~ Age 12

Carlie, 12, was abducted from a car wash that was found to be caught on camera. She was approached and grabbed by the arm and lead away to what become the last time anyone would see her alive.

 Carlie was was raped and murdered after being kidnapped from the car wash near her home while returning from a sleepover at a friend’s house. She was reported missing by her mother, and her stepfather, within a half hour of her abduction. Carlie’s body was found four days after her disappearance at a church, after he killer led police to her body.

OTHER LINKS:

The Abduction of Carlie Brucia

A Child Is Abducted on Videotape

Guilty on all 3 counts in child’s murder

Carlie’s Killer Sentenced To Death

Carlie’s Crusade Foundation

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AUNDREA JUSTICE BROWNLOW

BIRTH: June 21, 2008

DEATH: September 3, 2009

Aundrea Justice Brownlow ~ Age 14 months

Aundrea, 14 months, died after being struck by a baseball bat during a prayer service at their church. The baby was struck during an altercation between Claude Hankins, Aundrea’s father, and a fellow church member.

Aundrea’s father says he’s forgiven the man who came to Thy Kingdom Come World Ministries swinging a baseball bat that landed a fatal blow to his 14-month-old daughters head. Her death marked a tragic end to an argument over a $20 debt and a donated washer and dryer.

Another man is also is charged with second-degree assault in the case. He loaned the other man the baseball bat and later showed up at the church and swung at Claude with a 4-foot-long 2×4.

The men had argued over the $20 and the washer and dryer given to Aundrea’s father by the Rev. Danny Barnes. The Rev. said he gave the washer and dryer to Aundrea’s father and the other guy was upset over it.

The murderer confronted Claude Hankins at the back of the church while Claude was trying to seat his daughter and began swinging the bat over Hankins’ head. Claude grabbed a metal chair and managed to stave off several blows, but one hit his daughter in the head above her right ear.

The wife of the man that swung the bat said “He didn’t see the baby when he swung the bat”. He was drunk, at a church, swinging a bat, and the intention was to hurt someone, but it just so happened that someone was an innocent 14 month old little girl.

OTHER LINKS:

Wheaton reeling from toddler death

Minn. town mourns toddler’s baseball bat slaying

Mourners gather for funeral of toddler killed in bat assault

David Collins guilty of killing 14 month old with baseball bat

Bat-wielding baby killer David Collins sentenced

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TODD T. BROWN

BIRTH: June 8, 1995

DEATH: February 5, 2010

Todd T. Brown ~ Age 15

Todd, 15, was shot in the back of the head as he walked to his next class at Discovery Middle School in Madison, Alabama. Another student, a ninth grader, shot and killed Todd. The shooter then whet into the bathroom and waited, with the gun, until the police arrived.

OTHER LINKS:

Student shot at Discovery Middle School identified as Todd Brown

Hospital Confirms 9th Grade Shooting Victim from Discovery Middle School Has Died

Todd T. Brown, 14, Dies After Being Shot in the Head Shooter, a Fellow Student, in Police Custody

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SHAWN DELANO BROWN, JR.

BIRTH: August 5 , 2009

DEATH: January 24, 2010

Shawn Delano Brown, Jr

Junior, as he was called by his family, 5 months, was shaken to death at the hands of his father. The father told police that his son choked on formula and stopped breathing. The medical examier said, “that’s not possible”. Choking doesn’t cause the amount of damage that Junior had to his brain.

His father was charged with murder but was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 years in prison.

OTHER LINKS:

Young boy dies, father a suspect

Battle Creek Father May Be Charged With Murder In Death Of Son

Shaken baby dies, dad behind bars

Man gets 8 years in infant son’s death

Shawn Delano Brown Obituary

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IYONNA J. BROWN

BIRTH: July 14, 2006

DEATH: May 31, 2007

Iyonna J. Brown ~ 10 months

Iyonna, 10 months, was tortured and murdered in a cheap, cramped, dirty, motel room, by her mother’s boyfriend while her mother, Heather Brown, went to a job-training program to be a home health-care worker. Heather Brown was also pregnant with a child at the time by the same man that tortured and murdered her 10 month old daughter. Heather had a 4 year-old daughter at the motel where Iyonna was tortured and killed and witnessed the event. The 4 year-old was unharmed.

When Heather Brown returned back to the motel room at 6:20 p.m. she found her daughter with severe injuries. Heather Brown, did nothing. She didn’t call for help for her daughter until she wasn’t breathing, or only breathing on a limited basis. The 9-1-1 call took place at 11:50 p.m., five hours after she arrived back at the motel and could clearly see Iyonna needed medical attention. When the ambulance arrived, Heather walked out holding the lifeless baby. Iyonna was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

 The boyfriend said while he was cooking some sausages in water and oil, in an electric skillet, Iyonna rolled off the bed. As Iyonna rolled off the bed she got entangled in the wires of the skillet and it flipped over on her. He said he rushed over and kicked the skillet to get it off the baby. Even, if that’s what happened, why wasn’t paramedics called then?

At the autopsy, it was found that Iyonna Brown, 10 months old, had three skull fractures that would have required three separate blows to the head. That wasn’t consistent with a fall off the bed. With the fractured skull in three places, Iyonna suffered second-degree burns on her feet, legs, genitals, and buttocks and had multiple bruises all over her body. The official cause of Iyonna’s death, were brain hemorrhages caused by “blunt-force trauma.”

Iyonna’s mother, Heather Brown, was charged with second-degree manslaughter while her boyfriend was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.

The boyfriend was convicted of second-degree murder, menacing, and welfare fraud, he was sentenced to 26 years to life.

Heather Brown, Iyonna’s mother, plead guilty to manslaughter and welfare fraud and she was sentenced to 13.5 years in prison.

OTHER LINKS:

DA says baby was tortured, murdered

Jury finds Akeem Whitfield guilty of murdering baby

Convicted baby-killer sent to prison

‘What happened to this baby is unspeakable’

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CHRISTOPHER “ALAN” BROWN

BIRTH: November 6, 1973

DEATH: April 30, 1985

Christopher Alan Brown ~ Age 11

Christopher, 11, was killed by his step-mother and her brother. They poisoned Christopher and threw his body in the Flint River to make his death look like an accidental drowning. After Christopher’s death, it took 22 years for the murderers to brought to justice. Christopher’s mother fought to have the case reopened. Finally, a fresh look was given to the case and the body of Christopher exhumed. 

During the second autopsy it was found that Christopher was in fact murdered by being poisoned before being thrown into the Flint River.

The stepmother and her brother was charged with first-degree murder, of Christopher, and given the decades-long gap between the killing and the trial, the case was considered a longshot by some.

Oronde Patterson, an assistant attorney general, said the state knew it had a difficult case to prove since it had to rely on witness memories but said the case was too important not to pursue. “We had to do it,” said Patterson. Even Genesee Circuit Judge Richard B. Yuille admitted he was skeptical when the case began but said eventually “it all made sense.”

Christoper’s father, Jestine Brown, asked his wife how she could lay in bed next to him for 20 years after killing his son. “You took away the most precious thing in my life,” said Jestine Brown, who was still living with Brown near Grand Rapids when she was arrested last year.

Christopher’s mother, Brenda Simpson said, “What terrible thing could my child have done to the two of you for you to take his life? What gave you the right?”

After the father and the mother finished their statements to the murderers of their son Christopher, they were each sentenced to life in the prison.

OTHER LINKS:

Cox Brings Murder Charges in 22-Year-Old Flint Case

Hear police interrogations in Christopher Alan Brown’s case

After 23 years, justice for Christopher Brown

Down By The River

Flint woman’s push to solve her son’s murder to be subject of “Dateline”

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BROOKLYN NICOLE BROWN

BIRTH: 2008

DEATH: November 28, 2008

Brooklyn Nicole Brown ~ Age 10 months

Brooklyn, 10 months, was killed by the ex-boyfriend of her mother’s out of rage because the mother, Kacey Brown, had ended the relationship and going back to her husband, Brooklyn’s father.

The ex-boyfriend was alone with Brooklyn while the mother was at work. He said he was frustrated because his girlfriend was going back to her husband and that he slammed her 10-month-old daughter, Brooklyn, into a floor twice while baby-sitting her.

He first said that he was carrying the baby into the bathroom to give her a bath and that she fell onto the vinyl bathroom floor. It was learned from a from a pediatric intensive care specialist that it was unlikely that a fall, as described, caused the injury. The specialist said the injuries took “significant force”.

After being confronted about the inconsistencies in his story, the ex-boyfriend said he, “intentionally took Brooklyn and slammed her into the floor 2 times.” He said the baby’s “eyes rolled back in her head and he noticed that she became unresponsive.”

After he slammed this baby into the floor, he took Brooklyn to a grocery store where her mother, Kacey Brown, worked. An EMS unit took Brooklyn from the store to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus.

In the emergency room, Brooklyn was unconscious, and nurses assisted her breathing and she had suffered a large skull fracture on the left side of her head. Her condition was stabilized in the pediatric intensive care unit. However, a neurosurgeon concluded, “If Brooklyn did recover she would be in a vegetative state.” She was taken off life support and passed away in her mothers, Kacey Brown’s, arms.

The next day an autopsy indicated that she died of “blunt force trauma of the head, Manner: Homicide.

The ex-boyfriend was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Brooklyn. He later pleads guilty to second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

 At the sentencing the mother said, “He took a life away from me that was never his to take, I wonder if people know what it’s like to hold a 10-month-old baby as she dies. I held her as she gasped for air, until she was gone.”

OTHER LINKS:

Wichita Man Murders Former Girlfriend’s Baby In A Fiery Rage Over Break-Up

Police Say Child Killed Over Breakup

Man Sentenced In Death Of Wichita Baby

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CHRISTOPHER & KYLEIGH HAMM & AUSTIN BROWN

Christopher Hamm ~ Age 6, Austin Brown ~ Age 3, and Kyleigh Hamm ~ Age 23 months

CHRISTOPHER HAMM

BIRTH: May 27, 1997

DEATH: September 3, 2003

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AUSTIN BROWN

BIRTH: November 19, 1999

DEATH: September 3, 2003

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KYLEIGH HAMM

BIRTH: September 22, 2001

DEATH: September 3, 2003

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Christopher, Austin, and Kyleigh, we murdered when the family car they were in plunged into Lake Clinton. Amanda Hamm, their mother, was charged with first degree murder when prosecutors said of going along with her boyfriend’s plan to drown the children to hold onto a troubled and sometimes abusive relationship. Her former boyfriend was also charge with first degree murder.

The former boyfriend, who was charged with nine counts of first degree murder, was convicted and  sentenced to life in prison without parole. Amanda Hamm, charged with nine counts of first degree murder, was convicted of child endangerment. That verdict means that she didn’t help plan the murders but should have known the  then boyfriend was a threat to her children.

Prosecutors had argued that Amanda, their mother, went along with the former boyfriends plan to sink the car in Clinton Lake with the children trapped inside because she has low self-esteem and needed a man to “validate her existence.”

Prosecutors labeled the boyfriend a sex-and-drugs layabout who lived off women during a string of relationships, including a year with Amanda after he moved into her Clinton apartment. Amanda, needed a relationship with a man so badly that she endured abuse of her and her children and went along with his plot to kill them.

Amanda Hamm, 30, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping in killing her children.

OTHER LINKS:

Prosecution reveals Hamm’s police statement

Illinois woman whose 3 children drowned convicted of child endangerment

Illinois mom sentenced to 10 years in lake drownings of 3 children in car

Maurice Lagrone sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole

Maurice LaGrone loses murder conviction appeal

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FIND A GRAVE ~ AUSTIN

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ALAJAWAN SHAKUR BROWN

BIRTH: July 8, 1997

DEATH: April 29, 2010

Alajawan Shakur Brown ~ Age 12

Alajawan, 12, was mowing yards in the neighborhood and doing other odd jobs so that he could pay the registration fee to play football. Alajawan had just gotten off a bus and was walking home, returning from buying new football cleats, when he was caught in gunfire that killed him.

The shooting started because of a fight between a 27 year old man and the shooter. Alajawan was killed in the crossfire, and the 27 year old man and others were wounded. Alajawan was shot in the back, and killed just minutes after a violent argument involving two armed groups of people at the nearby Cedar Village Apartments. There were at least 20 shots fired during the altercation.

Investigators with the King County Sheriff’s Office thought that Alajawan was shot by a stray bullet. However, it was discovered later that the killer shot Alajawan, who was large for his age, because he thought he was involved in the shootout at the apartment complex in which another man was also was shot.

“He was literally in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Ayanna Brown said of her son. Had Alajawan been facing the murderer, she said, the man charged with her son’s death “would have been able to see that he wasn’t the person he thought he was.”

UPDATE:

Curtis Walker, on February 2, 2012, was found guilty of first degree murder and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He’s facing 39 to 50 years for the brutal and senseless murder of Alajawan.

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VICTORIA KIERSTEN BROWER

BIRTH: November 11, 2003

DEATH: July 24, 2007

Victoria Kiersten Brower ~ Age 3

Victoria, 3, died in the home of her father and stepmother. The stepmother said that the father got upset the day before she died because Victoria had wet her pants and was putting holes in the walls. The stepmother said her father hit her in the head and slapped her so hard in the face she fell down.

Later that night, the stepmother said, he put Victoria to be early saying he was going to read her a story, something that he rarely did. Her bed time was usually around 9 PM but that night he put her to bed way before 9.

Prosecutors believe Paul Brower killed his daughter by suffocating her sometime after they say he disciplined her. A forensic pathologist said that he believes Victoria’s death was indeed caused by suffocation. He said it was clearly not accidental.

The prosecution argued Brower, angry with Victoria for wetting her pants and putting holes in the walls, killed her in her bed. A medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, saying she died of asphyxia by suffocation.

The father was found not guilty of his daughters death and he and his family feel the stepmother was the cause of the Victoria’s death. However, Victoria’s mother, Jessica Jewell, and her family, feel the jury got it wrong and set a murderer free.

With that…

Victoria’s murder remains officially unsolved.

OTHER LINKS:

Father To Be Charged With Homicide In 3-Year-Old’s Death

Man arraigned in death of 3-year-old

Man Will Stand Trial In Death of 3-Year-Old Daughter

Dad not guilty in 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

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KAYLAN KYE BROUMLEY

BIRTH: November 29, 2005

DEATH: February 12, 2009

Kaylan Kye Broumley ~ Age 3

Kaylan, 3, was murdered at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. I have seen this more often in doing this blog than any other person. The boyfriend. I also see the mother allowing it happen. What’s wrong with people?

Kaylan was taken to the hospital by her mother, Joy Simmons-Yates, and reported to medical staff that Kaylan had fallen off a horse. She was treated for traumatic brain injury, burns on her feet and toes, and bruises in various stages of healing on her face, neck, ribs, back, legs and thighs. An autopsy report concluded Kaylan died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, which resulted in a severe brain injury.

Her mother, Joy, later recanted her original story and said she left Kaylan in the care of her boyfriend alone. When she returned home, Joy said she was informed by her 4-year-old daughter that the boyfriend had hit Kaylan.

The boyfriend later told investigators that Kaylan had not fallen off a horse, and he said he may have caused the injuries when trying to revive her after her mother, Joy, called him stating she found Kaylan unresponsive. He later told investigators that he shook the child and held his hands over her mouth to keep her from crying.

The mother, Joy Simmons-Yates, of Kaylan who was fatally beaten, has a long history of investigations by Child Protective Services, according to court documents. She had two other children that was taken into child protective custody, after Kaylan’s death. Simmons-Yates’ other daughter has been adopted and her son is in the custody of grandparents

The boyfriend and the mother, Joy Simmons-Yates have both plead guilty in the death of Kaylan and both were sentenced to 12 years in prison. The mother was sentenced for child neglect. The boyfriend was sentenced for murder.

The boyfriends lawyer had this to say to him at his sentencing, “You would not even be eligible for consideration for parole until you have completed six calender years, which is 50 percent of the 12-year sentence. In fact, I’ve told you that if you sign up to do 12, expect to do all 12, and if you get out a day early, consider that a gift.”

They both got a gift anyway you look at it; they walk out of prison in 12 years and Kaylan will still be gone forever. Where is Kaylan gift? Her murderers basically got off with a slap on the wrist for the horrible things they did to Kaylan that eventually took her life.

OTHER LINKS:

CPS investigated mom before toddler’s death

Nacogdoches woman gets 12 years in death of child

A Nacogdoches man faces capital murder charges

Roberts accepts plea deal

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SKYLA BROOKS

BIRTH: June 5, 1998

DEATH: March 21, 2000

Skyla Brooks ~ Age 21 Months

Skyla, 21 months, died at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. Her murderer said he called emergency personnel to his home stating that Skyla had been choking and he shook her pretty hard in an effort to save her, but the doctor said, “That’s not possible”.

Skyla was pronounced dead at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Oklahoma. The time was 6:25 P.M. and the day was March 21, 2000. It had only been 24 hours since she was admitted to the hospital.

The abuse suffered by Skyla included being smacked so hard on the forehead, that it left knuckle marks in the form of bruises. Skyla had been bitten over most of her body, had broken bones both old and new. Skyla was also burned with a cigarette over most of her body; numerous bruises and torn skin as a result of having been sexually assaulted.

The official cause of Skyla’s death is listed as Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The boyfriend, and Skyla mother, Tammy Brooks, were arrested and held in jail on first degree murder and lewd molestation charges in connection with Skyla’s death. The boyfriend was sentenced to 35 years in prison for second degree murder after pleading guilty. Tammy Brooks, Skyla’s mother, was given 20 years for child neglect.

The picture below isn’t a picture that I like to see, much less like to post on this site, however, if it causes one person to wake up and stop trusting these boyfriends and girlfriends with your children alone, or allow them to harm your child for fear you will be alone, then it serves it’s purpose. No child should play second fiddle to a man, or a woman. These are YOUR children, protect them at all cost, even if that means you live your life without a partner in it.

Skyla on life support in the hosptial

Skyla’s grandmother knew this sweet child was in danger and tried with all her might to save her. She was with Skyla at the hospital when she was taken off life support.

“They let me hold her before she died, I sang three of her favorite nursery songs to her before she passed away in my arms.” ~ Grandmother, Robyn Brooks

OTHER LINKS:

Tribute to Skyla Brooks

In Memory of Skyla Brooks

Skyla Brooks ~ Abuse Angels

Skyla Brooks, Angelizd’s Place

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Note: There weren’t any news articles on this story on the internet. I found more artcles about the Judge that presided over the case and his misbehavior than I did about precious little Skyla. News media need to get their priorities straight and write about things more important, for instance, Skyla Brooks.