Photo of Shobhana, an Indian woman with her dark brown hair pulled back. She has light-brown skin and a bindi on her forehead.Name: Shobhana.
Died: September 26, 2016.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Edappal, Malappuram, Kerala, India.
Disability: Mentally disabled.

Shobhana and her daughter Shruthi, who both had a mental disorder, were living in a house by themselves. Their family lived nearby and were wealthy but apparently made no effort to ensure their welfare. Unable to care for themselves, Shobhana and Shruthi went hungry. After a week of starvation, Shobhana died and Shruthi was found weak from hunger.

Perpetrator: Her family.

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Angel Alicea-Estrada

No PhotoName: Angel Alicea-Estrada.
Died: August 1, 2016.
Age at death: 58.
Cause of death: Murder-Suicide.
Location: Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Angel’s mother poisoned him and herself with chemicals from drain opener.

Perpetrator: Gertrudis Cintron (Mother).

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Cedric Page

Photo of Cedric Page, an African-American man wearing a cowboy hat, brown jacket, sunglasses, and a small gold cross necklace.Name: Cedric Page.
Died: June 25, 2016.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Mobility impairment; wheelchair user, disabled veteran.

Cedric was stabbed to death by his girlfriend, who was angry that he wanted her to get help for her drinking problem.

Perpetrator: Elena Khanberg (Girlfriend), charged with murder.

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Noemi Villarreal

Photo of Noemi Villarreal. She is a woman with pale skin and straight blond hair; she is wearing a yellow shirt, jewelry, and make-up.Name: Noemi Villarreal.
Died: June 8, 2016.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Disability: Depression, epilepsy.

Noemi had epilepsy and could not drive, so her boyfriend drove when she needed to go somewhere. Unfortunately, her boyfriend was abusive, leaving her dependent on her abuser for her transportation. He would engage the child lock on the car, trapping her inside so that he could hit her. On one occasion she broke the car window to get away from him.

After one assault in which he beat and choked her, Noemi tried to escape by reporting her boyfriend to the authorities. Six days after she did so, her boyfriend strangled her, burned her body, and dumped it into a trash can.

Perpetrator: Lance Taylor (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

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Billie Jo Quintier

No PhotoName: Billie Jo Quintier.
Died: June 8, 2016.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Rosington, Alabama, USA.
Disability: “Physical disability”; wheelchair user.

Billie Jo was neglected by her “friend”; when she died she weighed 65 pounds and had severe bedsores.

Perpetrator: Angela Butler (Housemate), charged with neglect and abuse of a disabled person.

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Unknown Male

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Name: Unknown.
Died: May 31, 2016.
Age at death: 37.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Sikamat, Seremban, Malaysia.
Disability: “Mentally unstable”.

While their parents were away, this 37-year-old man was left in the care of his older brother. When he wet his pants, his brother beat him, hitting him in the head. In the morning he was dead.

Perpetrator: His brother, age 40.

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Leonard Isequias

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Name: Leonard Isequias.
Died: May 26, 2016.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Vryburg, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Leonard’s brother-in-law, who habitually abused and starved him, locked him inside the house without any food and left him there for a week. When he came back, he saw that Leonard had become so desperate to survive that he had been eating his own waste. To punish him, his brother-in-law beat him to death with a whip.

Perpetrator: Junior Santos (brother-in-law), charged with murder.

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No PhotoName: Venkatesh.
Died: May 22, 2016.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Disability: Leg amputee, alcoholism.

Venkatesh worked as a stone-cutter until he suffered a leg injury, which got infected so badly that he had to have the leg amputated.

During a domestic dispute, his wife became so angry that she hit him over the head with a metal rod, killing him.

Perpetrator: Suguna (Wife), also called Sugunamma, charged with murder.

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Melissa Couture

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Name: Melissa Couture.
Died: April 26, 2016.
Age at death: 38.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, chronic illness.

Melissa’s mother did not provide medical care for her, and she died of neglect.

Perpetrator: Patricia Couture (Mother), charged with criminal negligence resulting in death.

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Laraine Rayner

Photo of Laraine Rayner. She is a middle-aged woman with short strawberry-blonde hair. She is wearing hoop earrings and a red sweater.Name: Laraine Rayner.
Died: Two weeks before April 24, 2016 (Body found).
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wisbech, UK.
Disability: Mental and physical health problems; OCD; mobility impaired.

Laraine was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Steven Stocks (Boyfriend).

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