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Max Shatto (Maxim Kuzmin)

2013 Jan 21


Three-year-old boy adopted (together with his brother Kristopher) from Russia by  Alan and Laura Shatto, died a few days after his birth day. Preliminary evidence showed that the boy suffered multiple injuries to his head, limbs, abdomen and internal organs prior to death. A grand jury concluded the boy's death was accidental, and no charges were filed. Max Shatto was adopted in November 2012, just two-and-a-half months before his death.


Title Publication date
Interview: Max Shatto's Mother Tells Her Side Of Story 2013 Sep 3
World of Grief and Doubt After an Adoptee’s Death 2013 Aug 31
Medical examiner releases Shatto autopsy 2013 Mar 26
Autopsy report provides insight in death of Russian boy adopted by West Texas family 2013 Mar 26
US Parents Cleared in Death of Adopted Russian Boy 2013 Mar 19
U.S. Court Clears Parents in Adopted Boy's Death 2013 Mar 19
Case Closed: Max Shatto's Death Ruled Accidental 2013 Mar 18
Parents no-billed in Max Shatto case 2013 Mar 18
Russian Boy’s Death Still a Mystery, Despite Medical Findings 2013 Mar 4
Death of Adopted Russian Boy Ruled "Accidental" 2013 Mar 1
Russian boy's death ruled accidental 2013 Mar 1
Autopsy: Russian adoptee's Texas death an accident 2013 Mar 1
Texas adoption agency cleared after boy's death 2013 Mar 1
Texas Officials Deny Kremlin Account of Adopted Child Death 2013 Feb 28
U.S. social workers confirm that Maxim Kuzmin died because of domestic abuse - Astakhov 2013 Feb 28
Attorney: Shattos did not kill child 2013 Feb 27
Toddler death stirs Russian polemic over US adoption 2013 Feb 26
Sheriff’s office still waiting for autopsy results 2013 Feb 26
Agency involved in dead Russian boy's adoption on hot seat 2013 Feb 25
All Eyes On Texas Town At Center Of Russian Adoption Drama 2013 Feb 22
TFR promises to punish those responsible for the deaths of Americans orphans from Russia 2013 Feb 21
US-Russian adoptee Max Shatto 'playing before he died' 2013 Feb 21
Biological mother of dead Maksim wants her other son back from the US 2013 Feb 20
Sheriff: Adopted Russian boy was outside before death 2013 Feb 20
Russian Embassy Confirms Diplomat Visited Site of Orphan's Death 2013 Feb 20
Cruelty knows no bounds 2013 Feb 20
West Texas Medical Experts Say That Perscription Drug May Have Killed Max Shatto 2013 Feb 20
Investigator Says Russian Child's Body Covered in Bruises 2013 Feb 19
Russian children's rights ombudsman wants to end foreign adoption 2013 Feb 19
‘End to adoption question’: Russia shocked at another child’s death in US 2013 Feb 19
News of toddler's death in Texas reignites Russian adoption debate 2013 Feb 19
Maxim Kuzmin death: investigation 2013 Feb 19
Duma demands SC initiate investigation into the killing of Maxim Kuzmin 2013 Feb 19
After Adopted Boy Dies in U.S., Russian Officials Accuse Texas Woman 2013 Feb 19
Russia investigates 'murder' of Max Shatto, US adoptee 2013 Feb 19
Reports Of Adoptee’s Death In U.S. Prompt Firestorm Of Outrage In Russia 2013 Feb 19
Russian adoptee in the US was beaten and given drugs used to treat advanced forms of schizophrenia of adults 2013 Feb 19
Texas official: Bruises found on dead Russian boy 2013 Feb 19
Moscow hopes those guilty of adopted Russian child's death in US will be severely punished 2013 Feb 18
Death of Texas toddler fuels Russian government's anti-adoption stance 2013 Feb 18
Adopted Russian boy murdered by US mother: Moscow 2013 Feb 18
Ector County Sheriff's, CPS Investigating Death of Adopted Child From Russia 2013 Feb 18
Russian Government Accuses a Texas Mother of Drugging and Murdering Her Adopted Son 2012 Feb 18