Alex Charles Boucher

 

3-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and other medical needs, in the custody of the CT Department of Children and Families was killed by his prospective adoptive father, James Curtis, in Florida as punishment for soiling himself. Mr Curtis wrapped Alex tightly in a blanket and left him for 30 minutes. Alex asphyxiated. Jennifer Curtis was not charged. The Curtis' were given custody of Alex even though their homestudy  and background checks were not complete and would have revealed past violence.
Date: 2000-09-25
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father

Homestudy

Location

New Port Richey, Florida
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
Agency sued by family over boy's death2002-09-25
Alex Boucher editorial2001-04-04
Accused killer takes plea deal2001-03-17
Boy's death brings rift for couple2001-03-01
Grand jury testimony: 3-year-old asphyxiated2001-01-06
Video used in child slaying case2001-01-05
State seeks death penalty in boy's death2000-12-15
IN THE END, NO ONE TOOK CARE OF ALEX ADULTS' POOR CHOICES LED TO TRAGEDY 2000-10-29
Foster child's death puzzles neighbors who knew couple 2000-10-01
THREE-YEAR-OLD IN DCF CUSTODY KILLED; POTENTIAL ADOPTIVE FATHER CHARGED IN FLORIDA DEATH OF BOY 2000-09-30
Obituary2000-09-27
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