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Thomas Valva

Thomas was an eight year-old diagnosed with autism. His father had a history of child-endangerment. Despite this record, a court judge gave custody of Thomas and two other children to Michael. Thomas was left overnight in his father’s freezing garage where he froze to death.

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Collage of 5 photos of Markus and other family in black & white.

Markus Johnson

Markus Johnson, aged 21, died on September 6, 2019, in the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-security prison in Illinois. Markus was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

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Yong Yang

Yang, 40, was killed on May 2 after allegedly wielding a kitchen knife toward officers responding to reports of a mental health episode. Yang’s parents called the Los Angeles

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