facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Death probe of Russian toddler criticized

March 19, 2013 at 7:59 AM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, March 19 (UPI) -- The decision by Texas prosecutors not to charge the adoptive parents of a dead Russian toddler met with criticism Tuesday from Russia's child rights advocate.

Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov tweeted that U.S. prosecutors failed to scrutinize the circumstances of 3-year-old Maxim Kuzmin's death, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Kuzmin, who is known in the United States by his adoptive name of Max Shatto, died on January 21 nearly three months after he and his younger brother were adopted from a Russian orphanage.

Medical officials in Texas said Max had a history of "self-injury."

The Ector County district attorney told RIA Novosti that Texas Child Protective Services is still investigating the toddler's death.

Russia's Investigative Committee is also looking into the death.

Topics: Maxim
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
3
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
4
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
5
New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback