Name: Luka Michael Patrick.
Died: February 6, 2017.
Age at death: 1.
Cause of death: Abuse (Beaten).
Location: Troy, New York, USA.
Luka probably wasn’t autistic, or at least had never been diagnosed with any disability. However, a family member did think he “looked different” and thought he might have autism or Down syndrome.
From Luka’s obituary: Luka was a very bubbly and outgoing child. He has a smile that would light up your world. He loved to play with his Uncle Aaron, his toy school bus, his learning bear, he enjoyed eating, everything.
Luka’s parents abused him. His mother’s boyfriend, trying to teach the baby to “respect him”, hit him. He died from being beaten, bleeding out from cuts to the liver.
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