James Clemons and Michael Clemons

Jamie, 5 and Michael, 8 were killed in a fire started by their 15 yr old adopted brother Jacob S. Clemons, who was born in South Korea. The Clemons family had 15 adopted and 1 bio child. Many of the adopted children had special needs and were from South America or Asia. Jacob, who had cerebral palsy and was blind in one eye was abused at a respite home in Pennsylvania. He said he started the fire in a suicide attempt.
Date: 1988-10-30
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adopted sibling
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Placement

Organizations: Adoption Counseling Organization and Resource Network (ACORN), Catholic Charities, Baltimore
Persons: Sally Clemons

Location

Ellicott City, Maryland
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
RITES FOR THREE TOUCHETTES ON MONDAY IN WATERTOWN 1991-09-26
CHILDREN OF FORMER FAYETTEVILLE MAN DIE IN ARSON FIRE AT HOME IN HAWAII 1991-08-31
WHEN ADOPTION DOESN'T WORK 1989-06-11
HOWARD YOUTH FOUND TO BE DELINQUENT 1989-06-08
IN THE ASHES GRIEF, RAGE AND A BIT OF FEAR1989-02-15
TRY MD. YOUTH AS AN ADULT, DEFENDANT'S FATHER URGES 1989-02-03
MD. ARSON SUSPECT'S ANGUISH OVER SEARCH FOR PARENTS DESCRIBED 1989-02-02
TROUBLES OF YOUTH ACCUSED IN FATAL MD. FIRE DESCRIBED; VICTIMS' BROTHER SEEKS TRIAL AS JUVENILE1989-02-01
YOUTH CHARGED WITH MURDER, ARSON IN MD. FIRE1988-11-02
CHILDREN THE LIFE OF MD. MOTHER WHO LOST 2 TO FIRE 1988-11-01
Finding baby to adopt takes time 1984-05-09
Loving Family Never Stops Adopting1981-05-19
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