US continues to investigate all facts pertaining to the death of a Russian six-year-old boy who had been adopted by an American family about a month ago.
Police has already determined that Alex Pavlis (named after his foster parents) has died as a result of a craniocerebral wound from a dull object. 911 doctors discovered traces of brutal physical abuse on the child's body. They immediately informed the police. The boy was hospitalized right away. Unfortunately, it was too late. He died on Friday, December 19th.
The Pavlis' were unable conceive. Therefore, they decided to adopt Alex along with his five-year-old sister about a month ago. The family managed to find a private agency in Russia specializing in international adoptions.
A representative from the Department of Children and Family Services has stated in his interview to CNN that Irma Pavlis had been preparing to become a mother for a long time. She devoted an entire year to studying Russian language.
Department's employees claimed that everything was done in strict accordance with all necessary legal formalities. One month later, the new foster mom has confessed in physically abusing her child. She has also confessed in hitting him on the head.
Irma Pavlis has been bailed out for $3 million. According to the defendants, she confessed in killing the boy. Her lawyer however disputes such statement. According to him, Pavlis was simply incapable of killing the child. After undergoing two unsuccessful pregnancies, Irma Pavlis was extraordinary happy to adopt two Russain children. “There was little rational discipline in the children's upbringing,” stated Pavlis' lawyer Stewart Goldberg.
Irma Pavlis is scheduled to appear in court in January. In the meantime, the Department of Children and Family Services is working on transferring guardianship of Alex's little sister to another family.
Photo of Irma Pavlis