Tragedy for a Korean adoptee

From the IndyStar.

Sheridan woman, 28, charged in adopted baby’s death

December 15, 2007
by James A. Gillaspy

SHERIDAN, Ind. — Rebecca Kyrie always dreamed of adopting a child. Six months after her dream came true, she is accused of killing the Korean baby in a fit of rage.

Friday, the 28-year-old Sheridan woman appeared in Hamilton Superior Court in Noblesville to face charges of murder, battery resulting in death, neglect of a dependent resulting in death and aggravated battery.

The charges stem from the Sept. 4 death of Hei Min Chung, a 13-month-old girl being adopted by Kyrie and her husband, David.

Medical and police authorities claim Kyrie shook the girl so violently that the baby suffered fatal brain injuries.

You can read the rest of the article here.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

4 thoughts

  1. So what happens to the agencies that make the placement when a child is abused or removed from their adoptive parents or murdered? Are there any legal actions taken against them? Or do people just shake their heads and say “oh, that’s a shame” and continue on?

  2. This is horrific but I think that it’s a tragedy when any child is killed at the hands of their parents, whether they are adopted or biological.

  3. This makes me cry. No matter if the child was adopted or biological it is a tragedy any time a child is abused at the hands of a parent. How much harder though for those parents waiting and wanting to adopt to see this.

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