David Roberts

Photo: A toddler boy with fair skin and brown eyes and hair; he is buckled into a car seat and wearing a brown T-shirt.Name: David Roberts.
Died: January 20, 2013.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Head trauma (Abuse).
Location: Mount Vernon, Washington, USA.

David was “one of the happiest kids ever”, says David’s father. He loved his older sister and the family pets. He was always smiling.

At two years old, David went to day-care, and at 5 p.m. his parents got a call that David was unresponsive in the back of an ambulance. His parents rushed to his side and he was airlifted to a hospital. But he never woke, and two days later little David died.

Years later, no one has been charged, but David’s death was determined to have been the result of a head injury inflicted by an adult no more than four hours before the time he had been taken to the ambulance, unconscious. He had been in day care all day, and one of the adults at the day care had felony convictions which, although he reported them, had not kept him from being cleared for a job in child care.

It is still unknown who actually killed David; a previous conviction isn’t enough evidence to prove someone guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and multiple people had access to David that day. David’s family greatly miss him and want justice for their little boy. They also want stricter guidelines on people with felony convictions in child care jobs.

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