Monday, July 11, 2011

Wauketta Wallace - 1989

12 year old Wauketta Wallace was labeled as a troubled youth. His death was result of a failed restraint.

There was a probe into this tragedy but his death was ruled as accidential.

It would take additional deaths before a pattern emerged showing that face-down restraints were deadly. Hopefully it was a lesson learned for the staff at Maryville Academy which continues to be in operation today.

Victims in 1980s, Fornits Wiki database
Death of boy, 12, in youth home ruled accidental, Chicago Sun-Times - August 12, 1989 (Pay-per-view article)

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