Kairissa XingJing Mark
4-year-old girl from China, adopted by Steve and Deborah Mark, died July 1, 2010, after less than 3 months in country.
Deborah Mark was charged with first-degree murder, perpetration of aggravated child abuse, aggravated child abuse and four counts of child abuse. Steven Mark was charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect, criminal responsibility for aggravated child abuse, aggravated assault by failure to protect, four counts of child abuse and accessory after the fact. Kairissa was a special needs placement.
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Fundamentalist faith: yes
Persons: Tammy B. Bass, Lisa Lancaster
LocationMount Juliet, Tennessee
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