Jaquan Porter

Jaquan Porter was 10 years old when he died from fatal head injuries after being slammed against a wall. His mother,┬áMelissa Sekulski, did not seek immediate medical treatment for the boy. Sekulski had removed her obese son from public school to protect him from bullying, but went on to beat him to death less than a year later. The beatings had begun three years earlier. His mother had filed the proper paperwork to begin homeschooling, but his grieving father blamed the school board for not checking up on him. Neighbors said they couldn’t recall seeing the boy. The boy’s mother admitted to the abuse.

Date: December 26, 2008
Location: Staton Island, New York

Documents: Date:
Mother charged with beating obese son to death: I homeschooled to spare boy fat taunts 2008-12-29
“I Lost It,” Sez S.I Ma 2008-12-29
Grieving Boy’s Father: I’m Glad He’s Not Suffering 2009-01-03
Grieving Dad’s Pain 2009-01-04