Matthew Tirado

Photo of Matthew Tirado, a young boy with light-brown skin and curly black hair. He is wearing a red tank top.Name: Matthew Tirado.
Died: February 14, 2017.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Neglect/Abuse (Malnutrition, beating).
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Details:
Matthew lived with his mother and his nine-year-old little sister. At home, the cupboards were screwed shut so he couldn’t get any food. He was subjected to abuse and neglect. He tried to feed himself by digging through the trash, and eating cooking oil and condiments.

His father described him as “a docile boy” whom he had not seen in a year. When he last saw Matthew alive, his father said the boy looked sad and skinny.

When Matthew was brought to the hospital, he was dying from severe malnutrition and dehydration, with bruises all over his body. He weighed only 88 pounds at death and had bruises and broken ribs.

References:
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