Liam Thompson (Dmitry Sergeyvich Islankulov)


Liam Thompson: age 36 months, of Columbus, Ohio, died from scalding and neglect. His adoptive father, Gary, placed him in a tub of 140 degree water. He recieved 2nd and 3rd degree burns. His LPN adoptive mother, Amy, neglected treatment for 2 days, then treated him with Tylenol and Vaseline. She took Liam to the hospital only after he went into respitory failure. Amy was sentence to 15 years for child endangering and involuntary manslaughter. Gary received 15-life for murder.
Liam was adopted from Blagoveshensk, Amur, Russia 5 months prior  to his death along with his older bio sister. His sister has a new adoptive home and is doing well. Thompson's also had a 3.5 yr old bio son and a 15 yr old bio daughter of Amy.
Date: 2003-10-13
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Facilitators

Organizations: AMREX

Placement

Organizations: Tree of Life

Location

Columbus, 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
Letters to the Editor2005-01-01
RUSSIAN ADOPTION RULES FULL OF HOLES; LITTLE U.S. OVERSIGHT 2004-12-12
DIARY OF AN ADOPTION TRAGEDY 2004-12-12
Mom Says Baby Scalded Because She Disliked Him2004-06-19
MOM PLEADS GUILTY IN SCALDING DEATH OF ADOPTED BOY 2004-06-19
Adoptee deaths rare, experts say 12 Russian cases troubling, puzzling2004-05-21
DAD PLEADS GUILTY IN BOY'S DEATH 2003-12-04
Father Pleads Guilty To Burning, Killing Son2003-12-03
POLICE REPORTS2003-11-06
PARENTS CHARGED WITH MURDER; Abuse suspicions arise in boy's fatal scalding 2003-11-01
PARENTS CHARGED IN SCALDING DEATH OF 3-YEAR-OLD; Adopted Russian boy burned in bath water 2003-10-17
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