Elhassan and Abdelkarim Elmezayen

Name: Elhassan Elmezayen.
Age at death: 13.

Name: Abdelkarim Elmezayen.
Age at death: 8.

Died: April 9, 2015.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.

Elhassan and Abdelkarim’s father took out life insurance policies on them; then he put them and his wife in the car and drove off a bridge. Their father easily swam to safety through a window he had left open for the purpose; their mother was rescued by a fisherman. But the boys, who could not swim and were strapped into their child seats, went down with the car. Elhassan died shortly after being transported to the hospital; Abdelkarim died the next day.

The family were immigrants from Egypt. A third brother, also autistic, was not in the car that day and survived.

Their father was convicted of murder as well as mail fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced to 212 years in prison.

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