Mar. 28, 1990~Mar. 29, 1994
4 yrs. old
Shayna Bryant's, 4, four siblings say that when her parents wanted to punish her they gave her a choice of a beating or going without food for two days. After she was found dead on her fourth birthday on a Formica table in her family's Bronx apartment, an autopsy revealed that she had died of blunt impact wounds to her head and torso, which also showed signs of healed wounds. Her face and hands were scarred by cigarette burns. The four surviving children say the father often used his fists, the mother a shoe. The children say Shayna received the fatal beating because she sipped water from the toilet.