Liam Fee

Liam FeeName: Liam Fee
Died: March 22, 2014
Age at death: 2
Cause of death: Fatal child abuse
Location: Thornton, Fife, Scotland, UK

Details:
Liam was “a happy-go-lucky little boy, with blonde hair, big blue eyes and a cheeky smile”. He lived with his mother and stepmother and his older twin brothers, and was loved by his grandmother. They had pet snakes, rats, and dogs.

Liam was abused throughout his life. When his nursery school called social services, worried about the boy, his parents took him out of school. They blamed Liam’s injuries on autism and claimed he was hurting himself.

When Liam’s mother called police, claiming to have found him dead, little Liam’s death was initially registered as unexplained; then they tried to blame his death on a seven-year-old brother, torturing the child until he agreed to confess to killing Liam.

That ruse bought them some time, but five months later, Liam’s parents were taken into custody, charged with murder and child cruelty. Liam had been beaten to death, hit so hard in the chest that his heart burst, and it had not been done by another child. He had a broken leg and arm, and he was skinny and bruised all over. His parents had beaten him to death.

References:
Two-year-old autistic boy who was found dead at family home in mystery incident
Twin boys, 7, help police after Tyneside toddler dies in Scottish flat
Devastated nana tells of tragic tot Liam’s last visit to Tyneside
Still no breakthrough in investigation into death of Thornton toddler Liam Fee
Mother and her partner charged with toddler Liam Fee’s murder
Mother and partner deny murdering Fife toddler Liam Fee
Gateshead woman accused of Liam Fee murder claims toddler was ‘self-harming’
Guilty: Mother and partner convicted of Liam Fee murder as social worker admits child ‘fell off the radar’
New evidence of Liam Fee social work visit weeks before murder

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