Tyler Addington

2-month-old boy about to be adopted by Melanie Leathers Addington, was allegedly shaken and slammed, causing permanent brain injury.

Melanie Leathers Addington was sentenced to three years probation, continued mental health treatment and a $750 fine.
Date: 2007-09-11
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother


Muscatine, Iowa
United States
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Probation for mom in shaken baby case2009-08-08
Woman pleads guilty in shaken baby case2009-05-29
Pretrial conferences slated for today2007-12-14
Lawyer files plea in shaken baby case2007-11-06
Woman charged with child endangerment waives right to preliminary hearing2007-09-19
Woman charged with child endangerment free on bond2007-09-12
Muscatine woman faces endangerment charges against child that was about to be adopted2007-09-11
Adoption agencies strive to prevent abusers from adopting2007-09-11

Her Sentence

Melanie Leathers Addington was sentenced to probation, and fined $750. Little Tyler will be disabled for life, and she gets to go free. There is something very wrong here, but I thought you'd like an update.



Your input is much appreciated

actually the reports are

actually the reports are showing that the baby (no longer named tyler) is doing quite well.. he is with a new loving family.. dr at one time said he could not tell anything had happened which is fantastic news.. long term effects are difficult to predict.. mrs addington is struggling every day as one would expect.. difficult story for everyone involved


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