Name: Jeshiah DeJesus
Died: February 9, 2012
Age at death: 9
Cause of death: Stabbing
Location: Deerfield Park, Florida, USA
Oliva DePlante, 76 (Neurotypical).
Jeshiah and his brother Samson had already been taken in by the state foster care system once, because his mother and father abused and molested both boys. But, despite this, the boys were returned to their parents.
On the day of his death, Jeshiah’s parents took him and his brother to an RV park where his father killed Oliva DePlante, took over Oliva’s RV, and held his two sons and Oliva’s 72-year-old girlfriend hostage. Eventually the girlfriend escaped and ran to police, and a standoff with SWAT teams ensued.
Eventually, Jeshiah’s father stabbed Jeshiah to death, critically injured his wife and seven-year-old son Samson, and then killed himself. Jeshiah’s mother was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 5 years of probation for doing nothing to intervene.
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