Dead from a massive head injury

On May 24, 2006, Avery Nicole King died from a massive head injury. She was on a trip, visiting a cousin’s talent show out of town. As Avery was leaving a restaurant with her pregnant mother, her aunt, and two of her young cousins, Lanny Barnes deliberately ran into them with his car. Avery, who was a week short of her second birthday, was thrown from her mother’s arms. Lanny repeatedly backed up and ran over others in the group, laughing with delight. One employee at the scene said “I heard people… screaming. People were pulling kids out from underneath the car.”

By the time she got to the hospital, Avery could no longer breathe on her own. She was placed on life support, but was soon found to be braindead.