Kyle Golebieski

Kyle Golebieski (aka Kyle Kelly) was killed by by his mother, Kathleen D. Golebieski, who frequently beat him. Kyle and his younger bio brother were adopted from Honduras in 1992. Ryan Golebieski, a year younger than Kyle, showed no signs of abuse. Kathleen was sentenced to 10 to 20 years. Her then husband Joseph Golebieski pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child.

Kathleen Golebieski (then Kathleen Kelly) adopted Kyle and Ryan, two months before she married Joseph Golebieski. Ryan, who was 2 when Kyle died, was placed in a foster home.
Date: 1993-07-30
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Brick Township, New Jersey
United States
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STATE HAD INVESTIGATED BOY'S FAMILY; A 3-YEAR-OLD IS DEAD; AN OCEAN COUNTY COUPLE WHO HAD CUSTODY OF HIM HAVE BEEN CHARGED. 1993-08-05
WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF ADOPTIVE SON; COPS HEAR COMPLAINTS OF LONG-TIME ABUSE 1993-08-04
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MOTHER HELD IN DEATH OF ADOPTED BOY 1993-08-04
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Location

Pound Pup Legacy