Yonatan Aguilar

Yonatan Aguilar, a boy of about four or five years old, has fair skin and is smiling at the camera. He is wearing a black knit cap embroidered with the word "Angel".Name: Yonatan Daniel Aguilar.
Died: August 22, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
When Yonatan’s teachers reported that he was hungry, stealing food, and had come to school with a black eye, Yonatan’s mother decided to take him out of school. She told everyone she had sent him to Mexico to a special school. Instead, she locked him in the closet.

For three years before his death, Yonatan’s mother locked him up, abused him, and fed him very little. To keep him quiet, she sedated him with sleeping pills for so long that he developed pressure sores from not moving. Yonatan died of starvation, weighing 34 pounds.

Perpetrator: Veronica Aguilar (Mother), charged with child abuse and murder.

Source:
Tortured life: Court documents show boy with autism locked in closet for 3 years prior to his death
Records obtained by Times reveal boy was kept in closets for three years before his death
Autistic Boy Kept In Closet And Sedated By Mother Before Passing Away
DCFS investigated reports of abuse of Echo Park boy later found dead in closet
Memorial service held for Echo Park boy found dead in closet
11-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Echo Park Closet Weighed Only 34 Pounds; Public Memorial Held
Echo Park Mother Charged With Murder of 11-Year-Old Malnourished Son
Veronica Aguilar: L.A. Mom Starved 11-Year-Old Son To Death, Horrifying Murder Charge Says — Boy Stuffed In Closet
Malnourished boy found dead in Echo Park closet was subject of earlier child abuse reports, LAPD says
Boy, 11, found dead in Echo Park closet weighed just 34 pounds
Death Of A Boy In The Closet From Alleged Abuse: Siblings Knew About It But Kept Silent
11-year-old boy found dead in LA had been locked in a wardrobe for three years
Records Show Boy Stuffed In Closet By Mother For 3 Years Before His Death
Documents show mom concealed boy in closets for years before his death, LA Times reports
Little boy found dead in closet had been hidden, tortured there for years
Echo Park Boy Found Dead Was Kept Hidden, Sedated In Closets For Years
Evil mother kept son locked in a closet for three years before he died
Boy Found Dead In Echo Park Home Had Been Locked In Closet For 3 Years
This Mom Allegedly Locked Her Child In a Closet For 3 Years Before He Died
Boy Found Dead in Closet Was Sedated and Hidden for Years
Woman allegedly locked 11-year-old son in closets for three years before he died
California boy found dead in home was kept hidden in closet for years, court docs say
Tortured life: Court documents show boy with autism locked in closet for 3 years prior to his death

Mirudula

No PhotoName: Mirudula (n/a).
Died: July 7, 2016.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chintadripet, Chennai, India.
Disability: Stuttering.

Details:
Mirudula’s parents put her in speech therapy, and became frustrated when she did not respond well to it. She died because her parents tried to cure her speech impediment through “shock treatment”–they beat her, threatened her with a knife, tried to suffocate her with a pillow, and eventually hit her so hard that they caused fatal injuries to her head and internal organs.

Perpetrator: X Gerald (Adoptive father), charged with murder; Sangeetha (Adoptive mother), under suspicion.

Source:
Lawyer held for murder, year after adopted daughter’s death
Year after adopted child dies due to torture, heartless parent arrested in Chennai
Chennai: Lawyer held for murder of daughter

Janelle Johnson

Black and white photo of Janelle Johnson. She is a young African-American girl in a white dress, sitting in a power wheelchair and smiling.Name: Janelle Abriana Johnson.
Died: July 2, 2016.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Negligence.
Location: Port Arthur, Texas, USA.
Disability: Paralyzed; wheelchair user.

Details:
Janelle’s father put her in the tub for a bath; then he left the room. Janelle, who could not hold her head out of the water, drowned.

Perpetrator: Jermaine Johnson (Father).

Source:
Police investigating drowning death of 5-year-old Port Arthur girl
4-year-old drowns in bathtub in Port Arthur apartment
Special needs girl, 5, drowns in bathtub
Port Arthur child dies due to apparent drowning
Janelle Abriana Johnson

Ty Lee

Photo of Ty Lee, a boy with light brown skin and dark brown hair, wearing a pink shirt. He has his hands raised to his mouth and is smiling widely.Name: Ty Lee.
Died: June 28, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Morrow, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism; wheelchair user.

Details:
Ty’s stepfather took him out of his wheelchair and put him in a bathtub full of water; then he left the bathroom, apparently to go smoke a joint. The boy drowned.

Perpetrator: Michael Smith (Stepfather), charged with murder.

Source:
Morrow man charged with murder in connection with drowning of autistic child
Stepdad charged after 11-year-old wheelchair-bound autistic boy drowns in tub
Stepdad charged in bathtub drowning of autistic son
Stepfather jailed after stepson with autism drowns in bathtub
Michael Smith to face murder trial in death of son
Wife of suspect in 11-year-old’s bathtub drowning death says it was just an accident
Michael Smith to face murder trial in death of son

Unknown Girl

No PhotoName: (Female) (Unknown).
Died: March 3, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Daegu, South Korea.
Disability: Intellectual disability, physical disability.

Details:
This 11-year-old girl was strangled to death by her mother.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

Source:
Mother on trial for killing disabled daughter
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“양육하기 어렵다”…지적장애 딸 목졸라 살해한 어머니 : SBS 뉴스
“양육하기 어렵다”…지적장애 딸 목졸라 살해한 어머니 | 연합뉴스

Henry Mokoshoni

No PhotoName: Henry Mokoshoni; also called “Hari” or “Harry Mockshon”
Died: February 26, 2016.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mpakati, Machinga District, Malawi.
Disability: Albinism.

Details:
When Henry’s uncle took him from his mother’s house, that was the last time he was seen alive. It’s unknown how Henry died because only his head was ever found.

He leaves behind a twin brother named Harrison, who also has albinism, and a mother and stepfather who still mourn his death.

Perpetrator: Elias Chatha (Uncle), charged with murder.

Source:
Malawi Police net murder suspect on albino child
Albino nine-year-old ‘decapitated’ in Malawi as shoot-to-kill policy fails to prevent ritual killings
STILL ON MATTERS OF COMPROMISED SECURITY
Killed for their bones

Adilynn Moseman

No PhotoName: Adilynn Moseman
Died: January 21, 2016.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Fatal neglect.
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Mitochondrial disease, microcephaly, cerebral palsy.

Details:
Adilynn died because her parents starved her to death. At five years old, the little girl weighed just under 17 pounds. She had six- and seven-year-old siblings who were forbidden to play with her.

Perpetrator: Brian Moseman and Tiffany Daugherty, charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Source:
Despite early intervention, little girl died among neglect allegations
Vigo County couple arrested on neglect charges after death of 5-year-old girl who weighed 16 pounds
Vigo County Couple Face Charges After Five Year Old’s Death
Vigo Co. couple accused of starving 5-year-old daughter to death
Indiana couple charged with neglect in death of 5-year-old
One Parent Charged In Death Of Child Posts Bond
August trial date set in case of Terre Haute 5-year-old who died of starvation
Mother Accused In Daughter’s Death Now Faces More Charges
Vigo County mother in child-death case faces new charges

Payal Sawant

No PhotoName: Payal Sawant.
Died: November 30, 2015.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Paraplegic, intellectually disabled.

Details:
Payal and her 8-year-old sister were tortured by their stepmother when their father was away at work. Payal’s stepmother tried to pass off her death as a natural one, but police saw the marks of abuse on her body. Payal may have died when she was strangled, or when she had her head slammed into a wall.

Perpetrator: Pratibha Sawant (Stepmother); charged with murder.

Source:
Bhandup woman held for torturing, killing stepdaughter
Mumbai: Stepmother booked for killing 6-year-old mentally unstable girl

Adrian Jones

Photo of Adrian Jones, a small African-American boy.Name: Adrian Jones.
Died: September or October 2015; body found November 26, 2015.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Disability: “Special needs”; PTSD and reactive attachment disorder.

Details:
Adrian was confined to a bedroom, where he was beaten by his father and starved by his parents. When he died of starvation after having been confined to a shower for the last month of his life, his father fed his body to his pigs.

Perpetrator: Heather Jones (Stepmother), pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and child abuse, sentenced to 25 years to life; Michael Jones (Father), pleaded guilty to child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated assault, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source:
Prosecutor: Abuse charges just ‘tip of the iceberg’ in Michael Jones case
Stepmom enters plea in death of Kan. boy; remains found in pig pen
US stepmother pleads guilty to murder of boy fed to pigs
Kansas woman gets life term in 7-year-old stepson’s death
Life sentence expected for father who confessed to killing son, feeding body to pigs
Father to be sentenced after abusing, killing, feeding son to pigs
‘Daddy keeps hitting me’: Boy who was killed, fed to pigs told authorities about abuse
Father who tortured, killed 7-year-old Adrian Jones sentenced to life in prison
A life of torture: Kansas boy was starved, beaten for years until he died and parents fed him to pigs
Social worker knew 7-year-old was killed and fed to pigs was being tortured