Maria Anastasia Bennett (Anastasia Plotnikova)

  Maria Bennett
2-year old Maria Bennett, adopted by Susan Jane Bennett, died from shaken baby syndrome. Susan Jane Bennett, said that she had tripped while carrying Maria and had dropped her. Medical evidence proved otherwise. Susan Bennett pleaded no contest to 1 count of reckless homicide and was sentenced to 3 years in prison. Maria was adopted from Primorsky Krai, Russia 9 months prior to her death. Maria's older sister, also from Russia is cared for by Bennett family members
Date: 2002-10-23
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Placement

Organizations: Focus on Children Utah

Location

Lancaster, Ohio
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
The investigation of the death of the criminal cases in the United States adopted Russian children2012-05-12
Child Maltreatment, Child Abuse Fatalities Among Internationally Adopted Children2007-11-01
RUSSIAN ADOPTION RULES FULL OF HOLES; LITTLE U.S. OVERSIGHT 2004-12-12
Adoptee deaths rare, experts say 12 Russian cases troubling, puzzling2004-05-21
WOMAN GETS 3 YEARS IN PRISON IN DEATH OF ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2003-11-08
Mom sentenced in child's death 2003-11-08
Mom guilty in death of daughter2003-09-18
MOTHER CHARGED IN ADOPTED GIRL'S DEATH2003-03-08
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