Brittany Legler

15-year-old girl adopted by Lisa M. Iarussi, died of physical abuse at the hands of her adopter. More than 200 injuries covered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl's body — 82 of them "fresh," and 130 up to two and a half to three weeks old.Older injuries included a healed broken rib, a cauliflower ear from repeated injury, and lips so scarred that the muscles were starting to degenerate.
Date: 2004-05-09
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother


Organizations: Erie County Office of Children and Youth


Erie, Pennsylvania
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
Teen was beaten2004-05-20
How county agency defines child abuse2004-05-24
Housemate talks of abuse2004-06-04
Foster mom opposed adoption2004-06-07
2nd arrest in Legler case2004-06-09
Legler case takes medical turn2004-06-09
Legler's final moments2004-06-11
Girl's mother blames others2004-06-12
Brittany's troubled world2004-06-13
'No one listened to me'2004-06-20
Mother's concerns weren't enough2004-06-28
Iarussi to face trial2004-07-28
Legler's death ruled homicide2004-08-21
Adoptive mother gets up to 14 years2004-12-31
A teen's final months2005-04-10
OCY chief targets failure rate2008-09-15
Mothers Who Kill Children They Have Adopted2014-07-15

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