Tammy Herman

21-month-old Tammy Herman was brought into the clinic by her adoptive parents, Donovan and Zaibunisa Herman, after she vomited excessively. There was severe bruising on her body, and closer examination revealed that the child had 12 broken ribs and severe injuries to her brain and liver. Three days later she died.
Date: 2006-01-18
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother


Organizations: Johannesburg Child Welfare


South Africa
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