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Nathaniel Michael Craver - (Ivan Skorobogatov)

2009 Aug 19



Dom Rebyenka #9, Troitsk, Chelyabinsk

Seven-year-old boy, adopted from Russia by Michael and Nanette Craver, was beaten to death by his adoptive parents. Together with his twin sisters Elizabeth (Dasha), the boy was adopted from the Chelyabinsk region, in 2003. Both children were home schooled.

Nathaniel body had nearly 80 external injuries – 20 of them to his head. Cravers were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and conspiracy.


Title Publication date
Supreme Court rejects ex-York County man's appeal in adopted Russian son's death 2014 Mar 13
Murder charges being expunged for father of slain Russian-born adopted boy 2013 Jul 16
TFR promises to punish those responsible for the deaths of Americans orphans from Russia 2013 Feb 21
Over 100,000 American orphans seek American love and care 2013 Jan 11
Pa. Couple Seeks New Trial In Russian Son’s Death 2011 Dec 3
Russians unlikely to succeed in bid for new Craver trial, attorneys say 2011 Nov 21
Russia Attacks Sentence of Adoptee’s Parents 2011 Nov 19
Pa. parents guilty in death of adopted Russian boy 2011 Sep 22
The Craver trial: In the participants own words 2011 Sep 17
Five of Nathaniel Craver's teachers testify for defense 2011 Sep 9
Doctor describes Craver's injuries to York County jury 2011 Sep 8
Trial Opens in Adopted Russian Boy's Death in Pennsylvania 2011 Sep 6
DA wants death penalty for parents in Russian adoption case 2011 Aug 31
Disorder led boy to cause own death, Cravers say 2010 Oct 20
Carroll Twp. woman accused in son's death can trade letters with daughter 2010 Oct 20
Parents: Adopted Son Who Died Harmed Himself 2010 Oct 20
Couple accused in neglect, death of child seek dismissal of charges 2010 Oct 19
Man accused of killing son asks judge to allow him contact with victim's twin sister 2010 Sep 17
Carroll Township couple accused of killing son seek contact with daughter 2010 Sep 17
Couple charged in adopted Russian boy's death get more time for filings 2010 Aug 23
York County parents plead not guilty in beating death of son adopted from Russia 2010 Jun 14
Pathologist's testimony key in Cravers' preliminary hearing 2010 Apr 30
Russians focus on York County, Craver hearing 2010 Apr 30
Trial set for U.S. parents in death of Russian boy 2010 Apr 29
Pathologist: 7-year-old adopted boy was starved, beaten 2010 Apr 29
Judge appoints attorney in case of adopted boy's killing 2010 Apr 17
Russian Child Killed in US: Warnings Ignored 2010 Mar 11
Carroll Twp. boy's death stirs U.S.-Russia tension 2010 Mar 8
Boy's death prompts look at safeguards 2010 Mar 7
Nathaniel Craver's death prompts look at safeguards within Pennsylvania, county inspection systems 2010 Mar 6
Russia forwards note to US over Russian boy’s death 2010 Mar 5
Russian officials call for suspension of adoptions to U.S. parents after death of Dillsburg-area boy 2010 Mar 5
Prosecutor: Local boy's death sparks international attention 2010 Mar 5
Inquiry Promised Into Death of Boy Adopted in U.S. 2010 Mar 5
Adoption tragedy stirs outrage 2010 Mar 5
US Foster Parents Kill Another Russian Child 2010 Mar 4
Boy's Death Attracts International Attention 2010 Mar 4
Another adopted Russian boy beaten to death in US 2010 Mar 4
Adopted Boy's Death in U.S. Stirs Russian Anger 2010 Mar 4
Russians watching York County case of adopted boy's death 2010 Mar 3
Carroll Twp. couple charged in child's death 2010 Mar 1
Neighbors react to boy's death, charges against parents 2010 Feb 27
Parents charged in 7-year-old son's death 2010 Feb 27
Police charge Carroll Township couple in son's death 2010 Feb 26