Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum Wiki – Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum Biography
Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum was born in Marshalltown in March 2017, and he was placed with Amanda Leonard-Hellum days later pending adoption.
Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum Age
He was 3 years old.
Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum Death
Leonard-Hellum was reportedly “In the final stages of adopting the 2-year-old boy in June when he ingested her prescription medication while at the Park Winds apartment complex where she was visiting her boyfriend,” according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Des Moines police said Leonard-Hallum arrived at the apartment with another child around 6 p.m. on June 26 when she discovered Maximus had taken the pills.
Authorities allege Leonard-Hallum knew that Maximus had access to the medications and that she failed to seek immediate medical attention for the boy once she knew he had taken the pills.
Maximus was found dead in Leonard-Hallum’s boyfriend’s apartment by police the morning of June 27.
Maximus Xavier Leonard-Hallum Death Cause
Toxicology reports showed the child had died of an overdose overnight caused by ingesting the various medications.
A passage in Maximus’ obituary read that he “enjoyed cars, listening to music, playing and studying all the different insects he could find, he was an adventurer and a kid who loved to be outside.”