Attorney General Beau Biden: Investigate Evan’s death
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State of Delaware Attorney General
Beau Biden

Attorney General Beau Biden: Investigate Evan’s death

    1. Keri Marshall
    2. Petition by

      Keri Marshall

      Wilmington, DE

On November 3rd, 2012, my friend Nikki Dudley was days away from returning from her Air Force deployment when she found out her 21-month-old son Evan was in critical care. Nikki rushed home to find that Evan was in a coma and was not expected to live. The doctors told her Evan’s condition was so severe that he would have had to fall from an 8-story building, straight down to sustain such injuries. Evan died in Nikki’s arms two days later.

Evan died 10 months ago and Nikki still doesn't know what happened the day her son was taken to the hospital. I started a petition asking Attorney General Beau Biden’s office to complete their investigation to bring justice to my friend.

Nikki left Evan with two military families she trusted while on deployment. She received regular updates from his daycare saying Evan was doing well and she spoke to him every day on Skype. Evan was in the care of one of the families when he sustained his injuries that ultimately killed him. The person who was looking after Evan told 911 that the boy fell down eight carpeted stairs, but his death certificate indicates that the immediate cause of death was "blunt force injury to the head" and that Evan "was assaulted to death."

An investigation into Evan's death has been ongoing for nearly a year, and Nikki still doesn’t know how her son died. 

She's even called the attorney general's office but is brushed off when she asks for more information in Evan’s case. Nikki's been patient, but it's been 10 months since Evan died and no one has been held accountable. Join me in asking Attorney General Biden's office to complete their investigation and bring justice to my friend and her son.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 200,000 signatures
    2. Evan and Nikki's story hits headlines again!!!!

      Keri Marshall
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to Kristin Davis, a concerned reporter for the AirForce Times, another amazing article has been published showcasing Evan and Nikki Dudley's story. Thank you so much for signing and sharing the petition and for being their voice!

    3. **Correction**

      Keri Marshall
      Petition Organizer

      I just wanted to add a correction to the news message that I previously posted with Subject: "#JusticeForEvan Petition sparks article in The News Journal." The reporter who broke this story and did such an amazing job is Cris Barrish. I previously misspelled his last name and want to make sure we give credit where credit is due. Thank you, Mr Barrish, for taking interest in Nikki and Evan's story and doing such an amazing job in helping us get it out there!

    4. #JusticeForEvan Petition sparks article in The News Journal

      Keri Marshall
      Petition Organizer

      As a result of the petition, reporter Cris Bannish, from The News Journal, wrote the following article to further spread the news about Nikki and Evan's story. Thank you all for your support as this wouldn't have happened without all of you! Please take a look:

      Delaware military mother seeks answers, charges in toddler's homicide

      Nicole Dudley kneels in the grass before the marble headstone bearing the beaming face of her dead son, Evan. She wipes the black surface with a damp white napkin and tidies up his stuffed animals - a bunny, a turtle, a monkey, a SpongeBob toy. "There you go, little boy.

    5. Reached 10,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tricia Powell GLENOLDEN, PA
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a mother, & I would want people to help me get justice for my son if I were in this situation. I am a mother standing behind another mother!

    • Antonio Merlo SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 4 months ago

      A Child is dead, and yet the people who killed walk free?

    • Sandra Dunn DARBY, PA
      • 4 months ago

      Because, if someone did this, they need to pay.Justice for Evan.

    • Kathy Aprile CALIFON, NJ
      • 4 months ago

      When something happens to our loved ones, we want the truth and we want justice. Please provide a very complete investigation into the death of Evan J. Dudley.

    • Dawn Wilson ORLANDO, FL
      • 5 months ago

      I wish you well...


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