Name: Amareon Williams
Died: June 9, 2014
Age at death: 5
Cause of death: Strangulation
Location: Michigan City, Indiana, USA
Since the age of 3, Amareon Williams had been a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. He loved to play with his cousins and sisters. He had an infectious smile. He was a good student who had graduated kindergarten at the top of his class. He attended church with his family.
One day at day care, Amareon was playing on a play fort, and he became tangled in a jump rope that had been tied to the fort. The rope tightened around his neck and Amareon was strangled; other children tried to help him, but no adults did–No adults were there to help him because he had been left completely unsupervised, and not one of the day-care employees even attempted CPR.
Only after Amareon was dead did his mother discover that the day-care center was already under investigation for some serious offenses such as failing to report suspected child abuse and inflicting cruel punishment on the children. She is suing the day-care center, which is now shut down. The day care center employees are being charged with negligent manslaughter and reckless homicide.