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Dying Too Young: Dacari Ladale Ackerson

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
Name: Dacari Ladale Ackerson

Age: 2 months

Place of residence: Tulsa

Died: Feb. 4, 2007

What happened: Dacari was taken to a Tulsa hospital where doctors said he suffered a facial bruise and a possible skull fracture. A jury found Dale Ackerson, now 20, guilty of the first-degree murder of his son.

Other: Dr. Deborah Lowen, a pediatrician, testified she believes Dacari “was a victim of ongoing abuse that eventually killed him.”

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