Invisible Children

Nathaniel Michael Craver

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

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Nathaniel Craver, who was adopted from Russia along with his twin sister, was hospitalized at age seven for physical injuries suffered at the hands of his parents, Michael J. Craver and Nanette L. Craver. Nathaniel died not long thereafter, having suffered irreparable brain injury. Nathaniel and his sister were homeschooled and the family lived in Pennsylvania. After Nathaniel’s death, his sister was taken into protective custody.

Date: August 19, 2009
Location: Dillsburg, Pennslyvania

Documents: Date:
Police charge Carroll Township couple in son’s death 2010-02-26
Parents charged in 7-year-old son’s death 2010-02-27
Neighbors react to boy’s death, charges against parents 2010-02-27
Carroll Twp. couple charged in child’s death 2010-03-01
Russians watching York County case of adopted boy’s death 2010-03-03
Adopted Boy’s Death in U.S. Stirs Russian Anger 2010-03-04
Boy’s Death Attracts International Attention 2010-03-04
Another adopted Russian boy beaten to death in US 2010-03-04
US Foster Parents Kill Another Russian Child 2010-03-04
Inquiry Promised Into Death of Boy Adopted in U.S. 2010-03-05
Adoption tragedy stirs outrage 2010-03-05
Russian officials call for suspension of adoptions to U.S. parents after death of Dillsburg-area boy 2010-03-05
Russia forwards note to US over Russian boy’s death 2010-03-05
Prosecutor: Local boy’s death sparks international attention 2010-03-05
Nathaniel Craver’s death prompts look at safeguards within Pennsylvania, county inspection systems 2010-03-06
Boy’s death prompts look at safeguards 2010-03-07
Carroll Twp. boy’s death stirs U.S.-Russia tension 2010-03-08
Russian Child Killed in US: Warnings Ignored 2010-03-11
Judge appoints attorney in case of adopted boy’s killing 2010-04-17
Pathologist: 7-year-old adopted boy was starved, beaten 2010-04-29
Trial set for U.S. parents in death of Russian boy 2010-04-29
Russians focus on York County, Craver hearing 2010-04-30
Pathologist’s testimony key in Cravers’ preliminary hearing 2010-04-30
York County parents plead not guilty in beating death of son adopted from Russia 2010-06-14
Couple charged in adopted Russian boy’s death get more time for filings 2010-08-23
Carroll Township couple accused of killing son seek contact with daughter 2010-09-17
Man accused of killing son asks judge to allow him contact with victim’s twin sister 2010-09-17
Couple accused in neglect, death of child seek dismissal of charges 2010-10-19
Carroll Twp. woman accused in son’s death can trade letters with daughter 2010-10-20
Disorder led boy to cause own death, Cravers say 2010-10-20
Parents: Adopted Son Who Died Harmed Himself 2010-10-20
DA wants death penalty for parents in Russian adoption case 2011-08-31
Trial Opens in Adopted Russian Boy’s Death in Pennsylvania 2011-09-06
Doctor describes Craver’s injuries to York County jury 2011-09-08
Five of Nathaniel Craver’s teachers testify for defense 2011-09-09
The Craver trial: In the participants own words 2011-09-17
Pa. parents guilty in death of adopted Russian boy 2011-09-22
Russia Attacks Sentence of Adoptee’s Parents 2011-11-19
Russians unlikely to succeed in bid for new Craver trial, attorneys say 2011-11-21
Pa. Couple Seeks New Trial In Russian Son’s Death 2011-12-03
TFR promises to punish those responsible for the deaths of Americans orphans from Russia 2013-02-21