Madoc Hyunsu O'Callaghan

3 year old Hyunsu (aka Hyeonsu or Hyun-su) was adopted from South Korea under the new laws by Brian and Jennifer O'Callaghan in October 2013. He had a diagnosis of hydrocephalus. He died less than 4 months after his arrival in his adoptive home with a skull fracture, bleeding in the brain, eye hemorrhaging, trauma to his scrotum, and other evidence of blunt force trauma. Jennifer was out of town for several days leaving Madoc with his father Brian Patrick O'Callaghan, a former marine. Brian O'Callaghan has been charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death.
Date: 2014-02-03
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Disabilities: yes



Damascus, Maryland
United States
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Adoptive father accused of brutal murder of Korean child2014-02-21
Arrest Warrant2014-02-12
Brian Patrick O' Callaghan charged with murdering 3 year old son2014-02-18
Eileen M. Rose obituary [private]2013-11-30
Madoc Hyeonsu O'Callaghan Obituary2014-02-13
Montgomery County and Frederick County home sales [private]2014-02-27
Montgomery County man is charged with killing his 3-year-old adopted son2014-02-18

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