Name: Daniel Corby
Died: March 31, 2012
Age at death: 4
Cause of death: Murder (Drowning)
Location: San Diego, California, USA
At the age of four, Daniel was attending a new school, where he was learning steadily. He was beginning to speak in complete sentences and had, at age three, learned all all the letters of the alphabet. He often went to play at a nearby playground with his father.
Five days after his fourth birthday, Daniel's mother drowned him in the bathtub, then wrapped his body in a blanket and turned herself in to police.
Daniel's mother said that she killed him because he was autistic, she was sick of taking care of him, and she had gone $70,000 into debt for autism treatment.
She was sentenced to 15 years to life.
Mother admits she drowned autistic son, 4, in bathtub because 'she was sick of taking care of him' and was $70,000 in debt after paying for his care
Woman sentenced in tub drowning of autistic son, 4