Name: Brandon Williams
Died: March 22, 2007
Age at death: 5
Cause of death: Murder (Multiple skull fractures; overdose)
Location: Pima County, Arizona, USA
Brandon’s father describes him as “…a very active child, always running around, talking a lot… he was supposed to be in school, in kindergarten. Brandon loved to watch the Disney Channel and he would watch anything that was on though his favorite was “Lilo & Stitch”… Brandon loved to go to the park, he loved to swim and he loved playing on the swings.”
Brandon lived with his mother, and was subjected to abuse by his mother and by two other adults in his household. He had been burned with boiling water, beaten regularly, bound, hung, and poisoned with five or six adult-strength Tylenol, which his mother regularly gave him to "keep him quiet".
His mother and one other abuser were sentenced to ten years in prison. Another adult living with Brandon was charged with failure to report child neglect, but the charges were dropped. CPS had known that his mother was known to abuse her children and that she lived with a convicted child molester.