On his eighth birthday he was tied to a tree, doused in gas and set on fire, which left Robbie Middleton with third-degree burns to 99 per cent of his body. No-one expected him to survive, but in a story of unwavering courage, Robbie lived to endure 200 operations to repair the burns. Tragically, he died just short of his 21st birthday from a cancer which doctors blamed on the original injuries.
Before: Two pictures showing Robbie Middleton as a young boy before he was attacked near his home on his eighth birthday in 1998 by a 13-year-old Don Collins
After years of terrible suffering, Robbie’s premature death had one positive outcome. In a harrowing 17-minute video made just before he died, he named the man he believed had torched him in Splendora, Texas, in 1998. He also claimed that he had been previously raped by the same person, a 13-year-old neighbor by the name of Don Collins, two weeks before being set on fire. The horrific act was, Robbie said, a way of keeping him quiet. His recent accusations have opened the way for Collins, now a 27-year-old convicted sex offender, to be charged with felony murder, which is only made for a criminal offence which has happened in conjunction with another crime.
My God give this young man and his family justice!
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