Johnny Churchi

No PhotoName: Johnny Churchi.
Died: October 10, 2001.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Johnny’s mother strangled him.

Perpetrator: Jadwiga Miskiewicz (Mother); charged with first-degree murder; sentenced to time in a psychiatric hospital.

Source: School Struggles To Come To Grips With Johnny’s Death

Sean Hurtt

No PhotoName: Sean Hurtt.
Died: June 13, 2001.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Garfield, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Sean and his mother, Kathy Hairston, were both bludgeoned to death with a hammer by Sean’s stepfather. His stepfather was facing imprisonment for rape, and claimed that he had killed them because no one could take care of them the way he could.

Perpetrator: Kenneth Hairston (Stepfather). Sentenced to death.

Source: Husband killed wife, son to spare them ordeal of his trial for rape, detective says

Chelsea Craig

Photo of Chelsea Craig, a teenage girl.Name: Chelsea Craig.
Died: March 19, 2001.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
Chelsea was poisoned by her mother with a mix of prescription drugs.

Perpetrator: Rachel Capra Craig (Mother). Found not guilty because of a mental disorder; committed suicide in July 2002.

Source: Rachel Capra CRAIG

Amanda Bates

A temporary plaque marking a grave: "Amanda Lois Bates, 1987-2001."Name: Amanda Bates.
Died: February 5, 2001.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Medical neglect.
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Juvenile diabetes.

Details:
Amanda’s juvenile diabetes was left untreated. She died of a combination of diabetic ketoacidosis and a gangrenous infection.

Perpetrator: Colleen and Randy Bates (Parents), pleaded guilty to negligent homicide, given 20 years of probation.

Source: Amanda Bates

Daniel Leubner

Portrait photo of Danny Leubner, a teenage boy.Name: Daniel “Danny” Leubner.
Died: September 4, 1999.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Auburn, New York, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Danny died by smoke inhalation in a house fire deliberately set by his mother.

Perpetrator: Michelle Davis (Mother). Pled guilty to manslaughter; sentenced to six years.

Source: Justice for Danny

Matthew Richmond

Portrait photo of Matthew Richmond.Name: Matthew Richmond.
Died: January 13, 1997.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Matthew’s mother’s boyfriend held him in a tub of scalding water, and they did not seek medical treatment for twelve hours. He died of third-degree burns thirteen days later.

Perpetrator: Sharon Richmond (Mother), failing to seek medical care, 5 years; Richard Joseph Klein (Mother’s boyfriend), child endangerment, 31 years.

Source: Boy scalded in tub dies

Casey Albury

Black and white photo of Casey Albury, a teenage girl.Name: Casey Janine Huinui Albury.
Died: 1997.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Feilding, New Zealand.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Casey was killed by her mother, who initially took her to a bridge in the hopes that Casey would climb onto it and fall off. When Casey refused, she took her daughter into an alley and strangled her.

Perpetrator: Janine Albury-Thomson (Mother). Convicted of manslaughter; sentenced to four years; served 15 months.

Source: Tragic end to life of beauty and misery
Woman who killed autistic daughter jailed for church fire

Christina Corrigan

Portrait photo of Christina Corrigan.Name: Christina Corrigan.
Died: November 19, 1996.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: El Cerrito, California, USA.
Disability: Mobility impairment due to obesity; possible Prader-Willi syndrome.

Details:
Because Christina was gaining weight, her mother took her out of school. Her mother left her on the living room floor and did not take her to see a doctor. Christina gained so much weight that she could not walk, and died from heart failure. She had been badly neglected and was covered with bedsores.

Perpetrator: Marlene Corrigan (Mother), convicted of misdemeanor child abuse, sentenced to 3 years probation.

Source: Christina Corrigan
Bedsores Covered 680-Pound Girl, Expert Says

Tracy Latimer

Black and white photo of Tracy Latimer, a teenager leaning against a headrest. She has short dark hair.Name: Tracy Latimer.
Died: October 24, 1993.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Tracy’s father put her in his truck, connected the exhaust to the cab, and poisoned her with carbon monoxide.

Perpetrator: Robert Latimer (Father). Second degree murder; sentenced to life; paroled after 9 years, 11 months.

Source:
Wikipedia: Robert Latimer
Right or wrong, Latimer’s actions touched off national debate on euthanasia

Josiah Carroll

No PhotoName: Josiah Carroll.
Died: June 14, 1993.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cedarville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Josiah was smothered by his older brother.

Perpetrator: Parents Kathleen and Timothy Carroll, brother James Carroll. The crime was witnessed by Josiah’s brother Isaiah, but his testimony was not considered because he is non-verbal and communicates by pointing.

Source: Boy Saw Slaying, He Tells