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

FIND A GRAVE ~ CHRISTOPHER

FIND A GRAVE ~ AUSTIN

FIND A GRAVE ~ KYLEIGH

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One thought on “CHRISTOPHER & KYLEIGH HAMM & AUSTIN BROWN

  1. I’m amazed at the number of women I’ve read about on this site who allowed their children to be murdered by some man the mother was involved with. So many tragedies that didn’t have to be.

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