Logan Higginbotham (Anne Pochetnoy)
Logan Higginbotham of Shelburne, Vermont died of massive head injuries. Adoptive mother Laura Higginbotham, stated that Logan fell and hit her head on the floor of an upstairs bedroom. It took 3 years for the medical examiner to determine whether the case was accidental or homicide. In 2004, Laura Higginbotham pled no contest to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 1 year in prison. Logan was adopted from Smolensk, Russia in May 1998 and had been in the US for 7 months. Logan's younger sister Layne was adopted at the same time.
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Organizations: European Adoption Consultants (EAC)
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