Michael Becht Jr.

Michael BechtName: Michael Becht, Jr.
Died: July 6, 2009
Age at death: 10
Cause of death: Murder (Poisoning)
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Details:
Michael Becht, known as Mikey, liked games of tag and playing with the neighbor's dog. He was a shy boy, but he had befriended the neighbor's six-year-old, Brandon, with whom he played "Whales and Sharks", a modified version of tag. He carried a stuffed animal named Reja with him wherever he went.

Mikey's mother poisoned him with a drug overdose. She also tried to kill herself and Mikey's older sister Erica, but both survived.

Mikey's mother is serving a term of 38 years for Mikey's murder and Erica's attempted murder.

References:
In Loving Memory Of Michael Becht Jr (Mikey)
Mother investigated in South St. Paul boy’s death
South St. Paul mother suspected of killing 10-year-old son
South St. Paul mom charged in attempted murder-suicide by drug overdose that left son dead
Mom admits to killing autistic son
Minnesota Mother Charged With Poisoning Children Says She Had Planned to Commit Suicide With Them at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

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