Gustavo Adolpho Hunt

Gus, 7 month old boy adopted from Guatemala by Steven D. Showcatally and Gail Hunt was dropped to the floor by his adoptive father and died three hours later. Gustavo was adopted 4 months earlier in Nov. Father was sentenced to 12.5 years. Parents attempted to complete a pending adoption in India shortly after Gustavo's death.
Date: 2004-03-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

St Paul, Minnesota
United States
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St. Paul man is arrested in death of 7-month-old son 2004-03-14
FATHER ARRESTED IN BABY'S HOMICIDE; COUPLE RECENTLY ADOPTED BOY FROM GUATEMALA2004-03-18
ST. PAUL: Father charged in baby's death2004-03-19
Father charged in baby's death; Police say boy was dropped in tub 2004-03-19
Bail set for dad in baby's death; Family, friends show support for him in court2004-03-20
US woman's husband charged with murder2004-04-02
Baby's 1st year most dangerous; 61% of infant murders come at hands of overwhelmed parents 2004-04-05
Woman's adoption attempt criticized2004-04-09
Tearful father pleads guilty to fatally injuring boy; St. Paul man cited stress but takes full blame for death of adopted infant2004-11-12
The Two Faces of Intercountry Adoption: The Significance of the Indian Adoption Scandals2005-01-01
Father is sentenced in death of 7-month-old2005-01-08
STEVEN DEAN SHOWCATALLY2005-01-12
Dad sentenced in infant's death2005-01-14
Grand Forks Herald : MINNESOTA ROUNDUP (Showcatally sentenced)2005-01-16
Child Maltreatment, Child Abuse Fatalities Among Internationally Adopted Children2007-11-01
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