Carlos Beltran

4 year old boy from El Salvador, died of beatings to the head, stomach, arms and legs. He had been in the US for 8 months, and his adoption had not yet been finalized in the US.

Christine Moyer had beaten the child until her hand turned black and blue. She began using a belt to protect her hand and its buckle wraped around the boy's body, striking him in the stomach. The child was found dead by Peter Moyer. Since he did not take Carlos to the doctor after seeing that he was seriously ill, he was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Most of the abuse was probably inflicted by Christine.

Peter Moyer, 34, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 2 1/2 to five years. His wife, Christine Moyer, 36, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children and was placed on two years' probation. Moyers had 4 & 2 yr old bio daughters that they retained custody of.

 

Date: 1984-12-19
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Franconia Township, Pennsylvania
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
For The Children (letter to the Morning Call)1985-06-20
Couple Plead Guilty In Adopted Boy's Death1985-06-18
GUILTY PLEAS IN DEATH OF CHILD, 4 1985-06-18
Hearing Held In Death Of Montgomery Boy1985-06-11
To Face Trial In 4-year-old's Death1985-01-30
COUPLE HELD FOR TRIAL IN CHILD DEATH 1985-01-30
COP: DEAD BOY HAD BEEN TREATED FOR HEAD INJURY 1985-01-03
COPS: MOM 'LOST COOL' BEATING BOY 1984-12-27
Children Returned To Couple Charged In Death Of Boy1984-12-27
Tale Of Beatings Unfolds In Death Of Salvadoran Boy1984-12-24
HOMICIDE CHARGED IN TOT'S DEATH 1984-12-21
CORONER: BOY, 4, DIED FROM ABUSE 1984-12-19
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littlie boy beat with belt

she should have had the same treatment till she died to see what it felt like

Location

Pound Pup Legacy