Dominick J. (Andrew) Diehl

 

13 year-old boy adopted by Michael and Karen Diehl was beaten to death by the couple as result of their fundamentalist Christian belief in strict discipline. The other children, 12 adopted and 4 biological, may not have been physically abused. Many of the children had special needs or disrupted placements. While the family  of 19 was on a 2 year school bus trip and became heavily involved in the Virginia fundamental faith community.
Date: 1986-10-29
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Disabilities: yes
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Placement

Organizations: Adoptions in Idaho
Persons: Sue Smith

Location

Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
Old and young need protectors, not predators2001-10-30
The Re-emergence of Karen Diehl Revives Horror of Abused Child2001-10-16
Social worker can't escape felony case2001-10-12
Beach Child-Killer Will Be Released Aug. 51993-07-15
KAREN DIEHL TO RETURN TO PRISON TODAY1990-05-02
DIEHL ORDERED BACK TO PRISON1990-05-02
KAREN DIEHL LOSES APPEAL, MUST RETURN TO PRISON1990-05-01
APPEALS COURT RULES AGAINST MRS. DIEHL1990-04-05
APPEALS COURT REINSTATES MRS. DIEHL'S CONVICTIONS1990-04-04
KAREN DIEHL LOSES APPEAL ON 5-5 VOTE PROSECUTORS TO SEEK HER RETURN TO PRISON1990-04-04
MICHAEL JOSEPH DIEHL v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA1989-10-24
RULING FREES MOTHER1989-09-23
JUDGE FREES MRS. DIEHL ON BAIL UNTIL COURT HEARS HER APPEAL1989-09-23
MRS. DIEHL RELEASED PENDING APPEAL OF RULING ON CONVICTION1989-09-23
STATE WILL TRY TO BLOCK MRS. DIEHL'S RELEASE1989-09-16
Va. Manslaughter Case1989-09-13
MRS. DIEHL'S MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION VOIDED1989-09-13
DIEHL SAYS MURDER CONVICTION WAS IMPROPER, ASKS REVERSAL1989-03-09
MRS. DIEHL ASKS FOR NEW TRIAL1989-01-11
APPELLATE COURT SAYS DIEHL MAY APPEAL1988-10-02
MRS. DIEHL'S SENTENCE OF 31 YEARS IS UPHELD1987-09-15
Va. Judge Gives Man 41 Years For Slaying Adopted Son, 131987-09-02
DIEHL OFFERS APOLOGY, IS GIVEN 41-YEAR TERM1987-09-01
PROSECUTORS BLAME INSTRUCTIONS FOR MRS. DIEHL'S LIGHTER SENTENCE1987-07-25
RELATIVES OF DIEHLS WANT CUSTODY OF COUPLE'S CHILDREN1987-07-20
JURY FINDS MRS. DIEHL GUILTY1987-07-18
VA. BEACH JURY RESUMES STUDY OF CHARGES AGAINST MRS. DIEHL1987-07-17
MRS. DIEHL'S JURY PONDERS 3 HOURS, TO RETURN TODAY1987-07-17
Father Guilty in Beating Death of Son, 13 1987-07-16
MRS. DIEHL TELLS JURY OF HORRORS OF BEING PARENT TO DISTURBED SON1987-07-15
DIEHL WARNED SON NOT TO TELL POLICE ABOUT PUNISHING VICTIM1987-07-14
JURORS HEAR VIDEOTAPE OF MRS. DIEHL ADMITTING TO SHACKLING SON1987-07-10
SONS TELL OF TIMES MRS. DIEHL STRUCK VICTIM, 131987-07-10
Fundamentalists Go on Trial In Va. Beating Death of Son1987-07-07
KAREN DIEHL TRIAL TO PROCEED1987-07-03
JUDGE REJECTS FIVE MOTIONS IN DIEHL CASE1987-04-08
' NOBODY WOULD UNDERSTAND' BEATINGS, DIEHL TOLD POLICE1987-03-05
JUDGE ALLOWS USE OF DIEHL STATEMENT1987-03-05
JUDGE TO RULE ON DIEHL'S `DISTRAUGHT' CONFESSION1987-03-04
DIEHL TAKES FIFTH AT PRETRIAL HEARING1987-03-04
16 DIEHL CHILDREN CAN VISIT ONE ANOTHER1987-01-08
DIEHL CHILDREN NOW MAY VISIT EACH OTHER1987-01-07
PROSECUTOR TO TRY AGAIN TO USE MRS. DIEHL'S STATEMENT TO POLICE1986-12-19
DIEHL TESTIFIES HE DISCIPLINED SON `TO GET HIM TO ENJOY LIFE'1986-12-18
AUTOPSY SAYS SCARS, BRUISES COVERED YOUTH1986-12-13
2 SERVICES HELD FOR ADOPTED BOY1986-11-01
Friends Shocked by Murder Charges1986-10-31
Religious pair charged in son's death1986-10-30
A TRAGIC TURN ON A TRIP FOR GOD1986-10-30
ADOPTED BOY SLAIN PARENTS OF 17 ACCUSED OF ABUSE1986-10-30
PARENTS OF 17 ARRESTED IN FATAL BEATING OF SON1986-10-30
Facing Charges, Father Wanted Life Support Continued : Brain-Dead Boy's Death Ends Dispute1986-10-29
FATHER ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE SAYS HIS CONSCIENCE IS CLEAR 1986-10-28
Family Of 17 Children Makes Life, Learning A Moving Experience1985-12-23
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Diehl and Tritto family (not public)
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Location

Pound Pup Legacy