A South Korean boy who was killed by his adoptive father in the United States back in 2014 will be commemorated with a statue by a school in Maryland.
The Linwood Center, a school for children with disabilities, announced on Sunday that it will dedicate a statue next week in memory of murdered adoptee Hyunsu O’Callaghan, Yonhap reports (via The Korea Times).
Just a few months after he was brought to the U.S. and adopted in 2014, the then 3-year-old boy from South Korea was murdered by his adoptive father Brian O’Callaghan. The former NSA official admitted to killing his adopted son by hurling him against a wall in their home.
A ceremony to mark the dedication of the sculpture called “Hyunsu’s Butterfly” will be held on June 12 at the school campus located in Howard County.
Hyunsu’s statue, which depicts a boy holding a butterfly, is a copy of a similar sculpture installed at the Daniel School, a school for children with disabilities in Seoul, in April this year. Both sculptures were created by Korean-American adoptee Thomas Park Clement, a sculptor, and his wife, Kim Won-sook.
The Linwood Center stated on its website that both schools “share a meaningful connection through their work of providing special education programming for children with disabilities. To mark this new partnership, both schools received a donation of matching sculptures” from Clement and his wife.