Gabriel Britt

Portrait photo of Gabriel Britt, a young boy.Name: Gabriel Britt.
Died: March 3, 2001.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. George, South Carolina, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Gabriel was suffocated by his father, who put his body in a pond and tried to pretend that Gabriel had accidentally drowned.

Perpetrator: Terrence Britt (Father); sentenced to four years. Renee Britt (Mother); mistrial, no conviction.

Source: (8-9-01) Gabriel Britt’s death now ruled a homicide

Logan Marr

Photo of Logan Marr, a small girl with fair skin and light brown hair, wearing a pink T-shirt; she is licking her lower lip and looking off to the side.Name: Logan Marr.
Died: January 31, 2001.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chelsea, Maine, USA.
Disability: Reactive attachment disorder.

Details:
Logan’s mother taped her into a high chair with duct tape, wrapping her in tape and putting the chair in the basement. There, Logan died of suffocation from the duct tape across her mouth.

Perpetrator: Sally Schofield (Foster mother), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 17 years, released on probation after 15 years.

Source:
AT Victim — Logan Marr
Logan Marr – Police Interviews With Sally Schofield
Release of central Maine woman convicted in child’s death stirs painful memories

Shane Graham

No PhotoName: Shane “Moo” Graham.
Died: July 2000.
Age at death: About 10.
Cause of death: Unknown.
Location: Florida, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, autism, sickle-cell anemia.

Details:
Shane was one of eleven children adopted by the same family. When Shane’s siblings were discovered, badly neglected and abused, they told police that Shane had died and their adoptive mother had taken him away. Shane’s body has not been found, but he is presumed dead.

Shane was called “Moo” because it was a sound he often made.

Perpetrator: Judith Leekin (Adoptive mother); charged for child abuse for Shane’s siblings, but since Shane’s body was never found, she has not been charged for his death. Her fraud and abuse charges netted her twenty years in prison.

Source: Shane Graham

Justin Malphus

Black and white photo of Justin Malphus, a little boy with a big smile.Name: Justin Malphus.
Died: April 19, 2000.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Justin had been physically abused by his mother for some time. In the end, she slammed his head into a refrigerator and dumped him into a swimming pool, where he drowned.

Perpetrator: Joyce Malphus (Mother). Convicted of felony murder; sentenced to life plus sixty years.

Source: Mother convicted in murder of autistic child

Joseph Beebe

A gravestone for "Child Joseph Jose. July 7, 1991 to March 7, 2000."Name: Joseph Jose Beebe.
Died: March 17, 2000.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Tarkington Prairie, Texas, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome.

Details:
Joseph, who told his siblings that he wanted to give them a better life, was beaten to death by his adoptive mother. When Joseph died, they were removed from the home, and survived.

Perpetrator: Edith Beebe (Adoptive mother), injury to a child, 75 years.
Brian Beebe (Adoptive father) and Justin Martin (Stepbrother).

Source: WHO’S TO BLAME FOR Joseph’s DEATH?
Joseph Jose Beebe

Timothy Boss

Photo of Timothy Boss.Name: Timothy Boss.
Died: February 23, 2000.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Remsen, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Unspecified “special needs”.

Details:
Timothy’s adoptive parents beat him, and when he died from their abuse, buried his body in their basement.

Perpetrator:
Donald Boss Jr. (Adoptive father), first-degree murder.
Lisa Boss Green (Adoptive mother), voluntary manslaughter/attempted murder/child endangerment/willful injury, 50 years prison.

Source: Timothy Boss

Pierre Pasquiou

No PhotoName: Pierre Pasquiou.
Died: December 28, 1998.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Saint-Brieuc, France.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Pierre was drowned by his mother; she pushed him off a pier into the Atlantic Ocean.

Perpetrator: Annie Pasquiou (Mother). Given a three year suspended sentence; served no time.

Source: Pierre Pasquiou

Tausha Lanham

A photo of Tausha Lanham, a toddler with fine ginger hair.Name: Tausha Lee Lanham.
Died: April 19, 1998.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Prematurity, developmental delays.

Details:
Tausha’s mother kept her restrained and starved her to death. She was seven years old, but weighed less than twelve pounds, when she died.

Perpetrator: Michelle Tharp (Mother), first-degree murder, death sentence.

Source: Under a rock, near some water
Michelle Tharp’s attorneys say she should not face death for starving daughter

Charles-Antoine Blais

No PhotoName: Charles-Antoine Blais.
Died: November 6, 1996.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Montreal, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details: Charles-Antoine was drowned by his mother in her bathtub.

Perpetrator: Danielle Blais (Mother). Pled guilty to manslaughter, given a 23-month suspended sentence. No jail time.

Source: Blais decision brings new concern to the disabled

Katie Lynn Baker

No PhotoName: Katie Lynn Baker.
Died: May 28, 1996.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: British Columbia, Canada.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details: Katie’s mother deliberately starved her to death because she believed that Katie did not want to live.

Perpetrator: Cheryl Baker (Mother). Never charged.

Source: Crown Will Not Lay Charges in Death of Katie Lynn Baker