Shellay Ward

"Photo of Shellay Ward, a young girl with pale skin and auburn hair cut in a pageboy, wearing a big blue beret, a flower-patterned dress, and a broad smile.Name: Shellay Ebony Ward.
Died: November 13, 2007.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Neglect (Starvation).
Location: Hawks Nest, New South Wales, Australia.

Shellay was badly neglected by her parents. At age seven, she had never been to school. Locked in a filthy back room at her parents’ house, Shellay starved, without medical attention or even the most basic care. She died from the effects of long-term neglect, malnutrition, and dehydration. Her father was too busy reading his racing guide to notice she was dead.

Shellay’s mother was sentenced to life without parole; her father got twelve years for manslaughter.

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Shellay Ebony Ward

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