Name: Rishonda “Nickie” Jones.
Died: February 8, 1988.
Age at death: 15.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Arthritis, scoliosis.
Neglected by her mother, Rishonda died of starvation and infected bedsores.
She was an honor student who liked to write poetry and short stories.
Perpetrator: Michelle Jones (Mother); charged with manslaughter and child cruelty.
Source: Probe starvation of disabled teen
Name: Dominic J. “Andrew” Diehl.
Died: October 29, 1986.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Disability: Child abuse survivor; emotionally disturbed.
Andrew died of head injuries inflicted by his adoptive father; he was tied to the floor of the family bus and severely beaten.
Andrew liked to read Western novels.
Perpetrator: Michael Diehl (Adoptive father), first-degree murder, 41 years; Karen Diehl (Adoptive mother), manslaughter, 31 years.
Source: Dominick J. (Andrew) Diehl
Name: Michelle Sandor.
Age at death: 14.
Name: Scott Sandor.
Age at death: 11.
Died: September 3, 1982.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.
Disability: Marfan syndrome.
Scott and Michelle Sandor were shot by their mother, who then shot herself. Their mother also had Marfan syndrome.
Perpetrator: Linda V. Sandor.
Source: 3 IN GREENWICH ARE FOUND SLAIN AT THEIR HOME