Kevin Shifflett was an 8-year-old boy who was killed by an apparently racist black man in Virginia in April 2000. The child's grandmother was also attacked but survived. The 29-year-old man screamed racial epithets at the youngster and slit his throat with a butcher knife, as the boy was playing on the sidewalk in front of his house.
The killer had just been released from prison 12 days earlier. In 2005, pyschologist concluded he was incompetent to stand trial. No further information is available.