Nathaniel Jacob Allen

21-month old boy, adopted from Guatemala by Jeremy and Sarah Allen was shaken to death. Nathaniel had been in the USA 10 months, since April the previous year. Sarah Allen was convicted of manslaughter for shaking Nathaniel. Jeremy Allen was convicted of assult for beating Nathaniel with a wooden spoon two days earlier when he didn't pick up his toys. Allens were considering becoming foster parents for a 2nd child when Nathaniel was killed.
Date: 2002-02-15
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Lisbon Falls, Maine
United States
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Child Maltreatment, Child Abuse Fatalities Among Internationally Adopted Children2007-11-01
Sarah Allen's appeal = decision upheld2006-03-02
Jeremy Allen's appeal = decision upheld2006-03-02
Lisbon woman jailed for son's death2005-03-26
Delay of sentences2005-03-26
Allens plan to ask for no jail time2005-03-25
Sarah Allen seeks new trial2005-03-25
Sarah Allen found Guilty2005-03-05
Mom Awaits Verdict2005-03-04
Jury begins deliberating in Allen trial 2005-03-03
Questions raised in Allen case2005-02-26
Sarah Allen Judge denies request for mistrial2005-02-19
Allen's attorney asks for mistrial2005-02-18
Sarah Allen Jury chosen for baby death trial2005-02-15
Woman faces second trial in death of son, 22 months 2005-02-12
Accused mother free after mistrial 2004-06-18
Mistrial in Allen baby case2004-06-18
Jury still out in shaken-baby case 2004-06-17
Shaken toddler or brain disease? A jury must now decide if a 22-month-old boy died at the hands of his mother, or from some othe2004-06-15
Mom awaits verdict Deliberations: Jury considers fate of Lisbon Falls woman 2004-06-15
Doctor raises questions about boy's development2004-06-11
Mother's manslaughter trial gets under way 2004-06-03
Cases laid out in death of baby2004-06-03
Love and Death - Accused of violently shaking her 22-month-old son, Sarah Allen faces a charge of manslaughter and a life withou2003-06-01
Baby's death shocks experts on adoption The intensive screening process is intended to weed out people who might be poor parents2003-03-01
Shaken baby cases rising 2003-02-28
ACCUSED MOM SAYS SON FELL, HIT HIS HEAD2003-02-28
Details of child's death emerge 2003-02-28
ADOPTIVE MOTHER CHARGED WITH SHAKING BOY TO DEATH2003-02-27
Obituary Nathaniel J. Allen2003-02-19
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