Woman Starves Her 13-Year-Old Special Needs Child To Death

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Mom Faces Murder Case After 13-Year-Old Son with Special Needs Starves to Death -Law & Crime

A boy with cerebral palsy was found dead inside of his home on July 6, 2022. An autopsy determined that the boy’s death was a homicide and that the cause of death was malnutrition.

Cheyenne Dawn Maddox surrendered herself to authorities Sunday night after being charged with first-degree felony murder and five counts of serious child abuse. She had already been charged with previous counts of neglect and child abuse. However, these final charges took the life of her son.

According to a news release from the Clarksville Police Department, on July 6, 2022, EMS personnel found Kadaris’ body in the house. An autopsy determined that Kadaris’ manner of death was homicide and that he had sustained long-term physical abuse.

The autopsy shows that Kaderis was only 35 pounds at the time of his death despite being 13 years old. He had cerebral palsy and required a wheelchair to be mobile. In addition to being starved to death, he also had skull abrasions and ulcers on his body.

The Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted Maddox on the charge of first-degree felony murder following the autopsy results. Maddox is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on 11/17.

Dawn Maddox, Cheyenne’s mother and Kadaris’ grandmother, allegedly told a newspaper that she knew her grandson died of parental abuse.

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  1. Mom Faces Murder Case After 13-Year-Old Son Starves to Death  Breaking 911

  2. Mom Faces Murder Case After 13-Year-Old Son with Special Needs Starves to Death  Law & Crime

  3. Cheyenne Dawn Maddox starved a son with special needs to death  NY Times Post

  4. Clarksville mother indicted for murder after son starved to death WKRN.com

  5. Mom Faces Murder Case After 13-Year-Old Son with Special Needs Starves to Death  Newsbreak
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