David A. Polreis (Konstantin Shlepin)

David Alexander Polreis age 2, of Greeley, Colorado was beaten to death. Over 90% of David's body was covered in cuts, which his adoptive mother, Renee Polreis, claimed was due to the boys severe RAD. Renee stated that David would hit himself with a wooden spoon. Husband, David Polreis, Sr. was out of town at time of attack and was not implicated. Rene Polreis was convicted of child abuse resulting in death and sentenced to 18 years in prison. David was adopted from Tula, Russia 6 months before his death.
Date: 1996-02-09
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Homestudy

Organizations: Colorado Adoption Center, Greeley Colorado

Placement

Persons: Kathy Edick

Location

Greeley, Colorado
United States
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Documentsort iconDate
A dead child, a troubling defense 1997-07-14
A Deep Attachment1997-03-13
A parent's worst nightmare1997-09-30
Abusive mom's sentence reduced2000-06-24
Adoptee deaths rare, experts say 12 Russian cases troubling, puzzling2004-05-21
An adoption tragedy: did this baby ever have a chance? 1997-09-01
Child Maltreatment, Child Abuse Fatalities Among Internationally Adopted Children2007-11-01
David J Polreis obituary (father)2005-01-11
David Polreis
David Polreis notes
DAVID POLREIS' ORPHANAGE WAS `WELL-MANAGED'1997-07-25
Endgame: Murdered Babies Labeled Suicides And Assailants1997-05-01
IN COLO., AN ADOPTION GOES AWRY1997-04-17
Little Boy Lost1997-05-22
Mom who killed tot is paroled2005-10-11
Psychological Warfare1997-03-27
RUSSIAN CARETAKERS REMEMBER HAPPY DAVID POLREIS; GREELEY MOTHER SET TO BE SENTENCED TODAY IN ADOPTED SON'S DEATH 1997-09-22
Some Adoptive Parents See Hope Turning to Horror2001-02-11
Suffer the Children2000-07-27
Terrible Two1996-10-10
Trial in child's death may shed light on disorder1997-07-17
We must give comfort when we hear a child's cry in the night (editorial)1997-08-15
Who Killed David Polreis?1997-02-21
Witness says Polreis hated her son1997-07-25
Woman Sentenced to 22 Years in Death of Adopted Son1997-09-23
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