Bhram Devi

No PhotoName: Bhram Kaur Devi.
Died: January 2018.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Disability: Stroke; mobility impairment.

Details:
Bhram went missing, and was found dead. Some time later, a video surfaced on social media showing her son beating her. He was arrested on suspicion of causing her death.

Perpetrator: Jogendra Chaudhary (Son), charged with voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful restraint, assault, and culpable homicide.

Source: Rajasthan teacher booked for assaulting bedridden mother

56-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 31, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece.
Disability: Paraplegic.

Details:
This 56-year-old man was drenched in gasoline and burned alive by his son. His wife was also attacked, but got away before the killer was able to light the fire.

Perpetrator: His 35-year-old son (arrested, charged with attempted murder and arson).

Source:
Son kills disabled father by setting him on fire in Mani
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Suneel Kotele

No PhotoName: Suneel Kotele.
Died: December 27, 2017.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Goreagon, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Details:
Suneel owned a housing unit and an apartment. His younger brother felt entitled to have them because Suneel was disabled. But Suneel refused to give his brother the property; so his brother doused Suneel with kerosene and set him on fire. Neighbors tried to save Suneel’s life, but by the time the fire could be extinguished, he had already burned to death.

Perpetrator: Raju Kotele (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
27-year-old immolates handicapped brother
Mumbai Crime: 27-year-old man kills physically challenged brother by setting him ablaze

Airi Kakimoto

No PhotoName: Airi Kakimoto.
Died: December 23, 2017 (Body found; died December 18, 2017).
Age at death: 33.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.
Disability: Mental illness, either schizophrenia or “integration disorder”.

Details:
When she was sixteen or seventeen years old, Airi was diagnosed with a mental illness. Within a year, her parents were using a room in their house to serve as a jail for their daughter. It was unheated and bare, and contained only two mats, a makeshift toilet, and a tube connected to a water tank outside. Airi stayed in this room for fifteen or more years. She was denied clothing and fed only once a day. Too thin to keep herself warm, she died of hypothermia, weighing 19 kilograms (42 pounds).

Perpetrator: Yasutaka Kakimoto (Father) and Yukari Kakimoto (Mother), both arrested and charged with illegally disposing of a body.

Source:
Parents of dead woman admit confining her for 15 years
Parents arrested after daughter kept in tiny cell for 17 years dies:The Asahi Shimbun
Parents of dead Osaka woman reportedly admit confining her for 15 years
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Japanese couple who confined their daughter rearrested over her freezing death
Couple hit with fresh arrest warrant over death of daughter kept in tiny room for 15 years

Johnny McFadden

No PhotoName: Johnny McFadden.
Died: December 23, 2017.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Unspecified severe disability.

Details:
Johnny was neglected by his mother and stepfather. When he died his body showed evidence of malnutrition and severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Carlissa Malone (Mother) and Roger Malone (Stepfather).

Source:
Couple jailed on neglect charge in disabled man’s death

Michael Shearin

No PhotoName: Michael Anton Shearin.
Died: December 20, 2017.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Gaston, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Muscular dystrophy.

Details:
Michael was neglected by his mother and sister. He died from a septic pressure ulcer, pneumonia, and dehydration.

Perpetrator: Candie McKay Shearin (Mother) and Tara Nerys Shearin (Sister), both charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult.

Source:
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Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Family Member
LCSD: mother, sister neglected disabled man, caused his death
Bond set at 50K for women accused of neglecting disabled family member

Malu Devi

No PhotoName: Malu Devi.
Died: December 19, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Chitalwana, Rajasthan, India.
Disability: Mental illness or developmental disability.

Details:
Because of Malu’s disability, her husband was given permission to marry again. Together, Malu and her fellow wife, 22-year-old Dariya, had three children.

Their husband, dissatisfied with his wives, locked Malu and Dariya in his car and set the car on fire. They burned to death; their children survived.

Perpetrator: Deepa Ram Prajapati (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Husband accused of murdering his two wives by burning them to death in car
Rajasthan: Man held for burning to death two wives in car, showing it as mishap
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Jordan Rodriguez

Photo of Jordan Rodriguez, a small boy with light skin and brown eyes. He is smiling. He has a lazy eye. His brown hair is cut very short, and he is wearing a red and white checked shirt.Name: Jordan Rodriguez.
Died: December 19, 2017 (Body found; last seen July 17, 2017; likely died September 22, 2017).
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Developmentally disabled, nonverbal.

Details:
Although he obviously needed a hospital, Jordan’s mother did not take him to a doctor. After he died, most likely from abuse, Jordan’s mother and her boyfriend buried him in their backyard.

Perpetrator: Larissa Rodriguez (Mother), charged with murder; Christopher Rodriguez (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Mother arrested after body of five-year-old discovered
Cause of death is sought for remains found buried in Cleveland yard
Cleveland police: Charges for murder, felonious assault coming against Larissa Rodriguez
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$1M bond set for Cleveland mother charged with murder in son’s death
Body found in bags in backyard identified as disabled boy
Body found in bags in backyard identified as disabled boy
Woman pleads not guilty in death of son, 5, buried in yard
Boyfriend of mother-of-9 charged with murder after her disabled 5-year-old son was found buried in garden
Man charged in death of 5-year-old in Cleveland

Luke and Aubrey Dawson

Photo of Luke and Bree Dawson, two small children. Bree is a girl with blond hair and fair skin; Luke has dark hair and fair skin. They are wearing Christmas-themed gingerbread cookie sweaters and have their arms around each other.Name: Luke Dawson.
Age at death: 9.
Disability: Anxiety.

Name: Aubrey “Bree” Dawson.
Age at death: 5.
Disability: None; killer believed she would inherit depression.

Died: December 9, 2017.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: North Richland Hills, Texas, USA.

Details:
Luke was an adventurous boy who liked sports and played basketball, baseball, and soccer.

Bree wanted to be a NICU nurse like her mother. She liked learning about neonatal medicine and playing with her toy kitchen.

Luke and Bree were both shot to death by their father, who decided to end their lives before he committed suicide because he believed they would inherit his mental illness.

Perpetrator: Christopher Dawson (Father).

Source:
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Aubrey Dawson’s Obituary
Luke Dawson’s Obituary
Christopher Chad Dawson’s Obituary

Ninon Hardie

No PhotoName: Ninon “Nina” Hardie.
Died: December 6, 2017.
Age at death: 72.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Mobility impaired; used two canes.

Details:
Nina was murdered by her son.

Perpetrator: Christopher Hardie (Son), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
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Man charged with murdering mother in Scarborough’s Port Union area
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