Elizabeth Lisa Steinberg



Illegally adopted by Joel Steinberg and Hedda Nussbaum, six year old Elizabeth Steinberg (Elizabeth Lisa Launders) was beaten to death by her "adoptive" father. The case became symbolic of child abuse in America.

Date: 1987-11-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

New York, New York
United States
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Girl's Killer Tries to Reduce Judgment, but Is Dealt Only Rebuke2007-01-17
Where Have All the Babies Gone? 1988-12-01
Jurors See Graphic Tape Of Nussbaum1988-11-04
Steinberg Trial Hears Doctor Tell of Bruises1988-11-02
Steinberg Had 'A Big Grin,' Doctor Says1988-11-01
Motion for Mistrial Denied By Judge in Steinberg Case1988-10-29
Jury Is Told Joel Steinberg 'Acted Cold and Uncaring'1988-10-28
Judge Dismisses Murder Charge For Nussbaum1988-10-27
Nussbaum to Testify Against Steinberg1988-10-25
Nussbaum Tells of Being Handed Comatose Body of Lisa Steinberg1988-10-22
Court Overturns Gag Order in Steinberg Case as Unconstitutional1988-10-19
Steinberg Trial Is Told Evidence May Be Painful1988-10-18
METRO DATELINES; Jury Screening Starts In Steinberg Trial1988-10-12
The Prosecution Adds Nussbaum To Witness List1988-10-11
Steinberg Loses Motion To Exclude Statements1988-10-07
THE LAW; At the Bar1988-10-07
Steinberg Told Paramedic He Tried to Save Child1988-10-04
METRO DATELINES;1988-08-05
METRO DATELINES; Charges Are Severed In the Steinberg Trial1988-06-26
Bail Request Of Steinberg Is Rejected1988-06-14
STEINBERG IS PORTRAYED AS AN ADDICT1988-06-11
Judge Approves Release of Facts In Beating Case1988-06-09
Headliners; In Court1988-06-05
Steinberg Doctor Admits Guilt1988-06-01
Steinberg Disbarred Over Law Exam Exemption1988-05-20
Steinberg Companion Willing to Testify in Girl's Death1988-05-09
No Bail Is Set at Steinberg Arraignment1988-03-31
METRO DATELINES; Gun Charge Added In Steinberg Case1988-03-22
Metro Matters; Long After Lisa, Tragedy of Abuse Can Still Happen1988-02-08
Report Faults School in Case Of Slain Girl1988-01-20
Steinberg, Citing Fear, Misses Court Hearing1987-12-17
It Takes Two to Make a Cold War; Behind Abuse Case Is the Baby Market1987-12-08
Death Draws Public's Eye To Adoption1987-11-27
Deadly Tale of Obtaining a Child Without Adoption1987-11-27
Steinberg Won't Try to Maintain Custody of Boy1987-11-24
Nussbaum Withdraws Right to Boy1987-11-23
Boy's Presence Renews Mother's Confidence1987-11-21
Bid Fails to Block Custody of Boy1987-11-20
Biological Mother Is Granted Custody of Boy in Abuse Case1987-11-19
Abused Boy's Mother Said to Want Custody1987-11-18
Law That Expunges Child-Abuse Complaints Needs Changing1987-11-17
Breaking Through a Murderous Silence1987-11-15
Mother of Slain Girl, 6, Denied Visit With Son1987-11-14
300 Mourn Abused Girl At Funeral1987-11-13
Battered Enough1987-11-12
Further Inquiry Due in Death of Girl1987-11-12
Death Unveils Parents' Troubled Path Couple's Life Of Decay 1987-11-10
Troopers Took Photos of Child In Abuse Case1987-11-10
Slain Girl Was Abused for Weeks, Evidence Shows1987-11-08
A Widening Pattern of Abuse Exemplified in Steinberg Case1987-11-08
Lawyer Indicted In the Slaying Of His Daughter1987-11-07
Adoption of Slain Girl, 6, May Not Have Occurred1987-11-07
Abused Girl's Neighbors Held Back by Fears1987-11-07
BRIGHT PROMISE AND DARK DECLINE: PORTRAIT OF COUPLE IN CHILD MURDER CASE; Hedda Nussbaum 1987-11-06
Parents of Girl, 6, Charged With Murder After She Dies1987-11-06
BRIGHT PROMISE AND DARK DECLINE: PORTRAIT OF COUPLE IN CHILD MURDER CASE; Joel Barnet Steinberg1987-11-06
Abused Girl Has Died, Hospital Says1987-11-05
Boy in Abuse Case Will Remain With Mother1987-10-26
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