Chance Vanderpool

Photo of Chance Vanderpool, a toddler boy wearing a plaid shirt. He has fair skin and light blond hair.Name: Chance Vanderpool.
Died: November 22, 2016.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Glen St. Mary, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
After being subjected to chronic abuse, Chance was finally beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Jonathan Register (Mother’s boyfriend), arrested, charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated battery.

Source:
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4-year-old boy with autism dies in Baker County
Baker County child with autism dies; Man charged with abuse of sibling
Man accused of abusing 2-year-old after sibling dies

Andreas Headland

Photo of Andreas Headland, a smiling blond baby boy in a black and white onesie. He is outdoors and squinting in the sun.Name: Andreas Headland.
Died: October 20, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Disability: Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.

Details:
Andreas and his five-year-old sister Zaraiyah-Lily were both murdered by their father.

Perpetrator: Jason Craig Headland (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Yanchep father, 35, charged with double murder of his children
A 35-YEAR-OLD father has been charged with the alleged murders of his two children, a boy and a girl aged three and five, at their home in Perth.
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Leslie Ramirez

Photo of Leslie Ramirez. She is a small girl with tan skin and dark brown hair pulled into two ponytails.Name: Leslie Ramirez.
Died: August 29, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Leslie’s mother left her in the family van at 3 p.m. on a summer day. At 7 p.m., Leslie’s father returned home to find her still in the van four hours later. She was dead.

Perpetrator: Rene Ramirez (Mother), charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse/neglect.

Source:
Mother of autistic girl found dead in a hot van insists it was an accident
Mother charged in death of 3-year-old daughter in Durham

Princeton Holloway

Photo of Princeton Holloway, a toddler boy with tan skin and dark curly hair, photographed from above and looking up at the camera.Name: Princeton Holloway.
Died: August 6, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Youngtown, Arizona, USA.
Disability: Special needs (Intellectual disability?).

Details:
Princeton had three older brothers, ages 17, 16, and 4, and an older sister, age 9.

Princeton was thrown down the stairs by his 16-year-old brother, who then got a knife and began stabbing him. His 9-year-old sister came to his aid, but was hurt trying to protect him.

Princeton’s 17-year-old brother managed to escape carrying his injured 9-year-old sister and 4-year-old brother, but had to leave Princeton’s body behind with the killer.

Perpetrator: Shae Edward Holloway (Brother), charged with murder as an adult.

Source:
Investigators say teen ‘brutally attacked’ little brother
16-year-old accused of stabbing little brother to death identified
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Arizona Teen, 16, Allegedly Stabs 3-Year-Old Special Needs Brother To Death And Injures Sister, 9, While Mother’s Away At Work
Covered in siblings’ blood, teen arrested in ‘vicious, horrific murder’ of 3-year-old
Family in shock after teen allegedly kills 3-year-old brother
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Teen arrested in fatal stabbing of toddler brother, sister near Youngtown
16-year-old jailed after murdering 3-year-old brother at Youngtown home
Officials: Youngtown teen threw toddler brother, 3, down stairs, stabbed him
Teen covered in siblings’ blood arrested in ‘gruesome’ fatal stabbing of his 3-year-old brother
US: Teen boy accused of killing 3-year-old brother in Arizona

Rifat Mohammed

No PhotoName: Rifat Mohammed.
Died: July 6, 2016.
Age at death: 3 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Poplar, East London, England, UK.
Disability: Symbrachydactyly.

Details:
Rifat died from abuse inflicted by his parents because he had a “deformed hand”. He had shattered ribs and legs and a broken spine, and died from a head injury consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Perpetrator: Mohammed Miah (Father), convicted of murder and causing suffering; Rebeka Nazmin (Mother), convicted of allowing Rifat’s death and causing suffering.

Source:
Mother accused of murder ‘told child to shake her baby’
Parents ‘told young child to shake baby on morning he was found dead’
Baby who suffered 46 fractures and a broken spine ‘mistreated over deformity’
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Baby ‘violently shaken to death by his parents’ had 47 broken bones
Abused three-month-old baby violently shaken to death
Father found guilty of murdering baby who suffered 38 rib fractures, eight fractures to his legs and a broken spine
Father who killed 13-week old baby blamed autistic child
Father who murdered 13-week-old baby jailed

Kira Friedman

Photo of Kira Friedman. She is a toddler with straight brown hair and tan skin. She is barefoot, wearing a fancy white dress.Name: Kira Rain “Ziigwani-diindiisi” Friedman.
Died: June 5, 2016.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bemidiji, Minnesota, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay.

Details:
When Kira soiled herself, her foster father put her into an 18-gallon tub in the shower, turned the shower on, and left. The tub filled with water and Kira, who could not escape the tub, drowned.

Perpetrator: Nathan Jackson Sr. (Foster father), charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder.

Source:
Charges: Admitted drug user left 2-year-old foster girl to drown
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Jazmine Walker

Photo of Jazmine Walker, a small infant with dark skin and curly black hair. She is wearing a pink headband and dress, and is sucking her thumb.Name: Jazmine Walker.
Died: May 25, 2016.
Age at death: 6 months.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Harvey, Illinios, USA.
Disability: Spina bifida; 8 weeks premature.

Details:
Jazmine’s mother starved and neglected her; she died weighing 4.8 pounds.

Perpetrator: Chequita D. Bell (Mother), charged with child endangerment.

Source:
$1M bail set for mom accused of child endangerment after infant dies
Mom charged after death of 5-month-old in Harvey
Parents in custody after 5 1/2-month-old dies in Harvey
South Suburban Mom Held On $1 Million Bond After Infant Daughter Dies

Jose Castillo-Cisneros

Photo of Pepe Castillo-Cisneros. He is a toddler boy with tan skin and dark brown hair, and is smiling widely with his mouth open.Name: Jose “Pepe” Castillo-Cisneros.
Died: May 23, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Battle Ground, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Pepe was beaten and stabbed to death by his mother’s boyfriend because he cried about a movie he didn’t want to watch.

Perpetrator: Ricardo Gutierrez (Mother’s boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Man faces murder allegation in Battle Ground boy’s death
GoFundMe account started for family of toddler allegedly killed by mom’s boyfriend
Washington man charged with murder of girlfriend’s autistic three-year-old son
Three-year-old BG boy allegedly murdered by mother’s boyfriend
Man faces murder allegation in Battle Ground boy’s death

Whitney Chilumpha

No PhotoName: Whitney Chilumpha.
Died: April 4, 2016; body found April 13, 2016.
Age at death: 23 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chiziya village, Malawi.
Disability: Albinism.

Details:
Whitney was kidnapped from her bed; some days later, her body was found. She had been murdered and dismembered, her body parts sold for ritual magic.

Perpetrator: Five men arrested, including Whitney’s father.

Source:
Prejudice against people with albinism in Malawi
Murder of baby with albinism highlights failure to protect vulnerable group
A thief broke into the house and went away with 11 month albino
Police launch campaign against Malawi ‘albino hunters’

Emily Perrin

Photo of Emily Perrin, a small blonde girl sitting on a bed. She is wearing a light blue dress and holding a doll wearing a matching blue dress.Name: Emily Rose Perrin.
Died: April 10, 2016.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dupo, St. Louis, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Cystic fibrosis.

Details:
Emily was a pre-kindergarten student a day short of her fifth birthday when her mother smothered her.

Perpetrator: Mary Lockett (Mother).

Source: Mother charged with murdering her cystic fibrosis-suffering daughter, 4, a day before her birthday
Mother charged in Dupo child’s death