Kaushal Pawar

No PhotoName: Kaushal Pawar.
Died: July 8, 2016.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Belapur, India.
Disability: Cognitively disabled.

Details:
Kaushal’s father killed him and committed suicide by way of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Perpetrator: Mahesh Kumar Pawar (Father).

Source:
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12-year-old male

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: Unknown; suspects arrested June 28, 2016.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gujranwala, Pakistan.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
This twelve-year-old boy lived in Pakistan and was a sixth-form student at People’s Colony, a special education school.

His body was found dumped in the fields; he had been raped and murdered. His cousins went on the run, but were caught by police and confessed to the crime.

Perpetrator: His cousins; arrested.

Source: Police arrest ‘cousins’ for alleged rape of child with special needs in Gujranwala

16-Year-Old Girl

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Name: (Female) (Unknown).
Died: May 2016.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA.
Disability: Quadriplegic.

Details:
This 16-year-old girl was neglected by her legal guardian. She was brought to the hospital in such poor condition that she died two months later from malnutrition and untended bedsores.

Perpetrator: Her legal guardian.

Source:
Guardian’s role in death of disabled girl target of investigation
Moxee nursing assistant accused of killing disabled girl through neglect

Adrian Parmana

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Name: Adrian Parmana.
Died: April 12, 2016.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Negligence.
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia.
Disability: “Mentally handicapped”.

Details:
Adrian was kept locked in his room by his family. When a short circuit caused a house fire, Adrian burned to death.

Perpetrator: H Dadang (Grandfather), grandmother, mother, and father.

Source: Mentally handicapped teenager dies in fire because he was locked inside his room

Holli Jeffcoat

Photo of Holli Jeffcoat. She has pale skin and bushy sandy-blonde hair; she is wearing glasses and a pink sweater.Name: Holli Jeffcoat.
Died: February 10, 2016.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Idalou, Texas, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Holli told someone at school that she had been sexually abused and was pregnant, and named her stepfather as the person responsible. Holli had reported sexual abuse once before at age 10, but since then her mother, who knew about the abuse, had instructed her not to tell anyone about it because her abuser was financially supporting the family.

A week after she reported the abuse, Holli was found stabbed to death in her home; someone had removed her uterus, then set a fire to try to cover up the crime.

Holli loved pep rallies. She worked as an office aide at her school.

Perpetrator: James Bryant Holland (Stepfather); charged with aggravated sexual abuse and capital murder; Deborah Holland (mother), charged with aggravated sexual abuse and capital murder.

Source:
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Search warrant: Homicide victim accused family member of sexual abuse a week before killing
Report: Murdered Idalou Teen Was Pregnant by Family Member, Mother Knew About Sexual Abuse
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Lubbock medical examiner releases cause of death in Jeffcoat case
Police arrest stepfather of slain 18-year-old special needs student
Family says Holli Jeffcoat ‘deserves justice’ after stepfather arrest
Holli Jeffcoat’s Grandmother Defends Mother, Says Murderer Must Pay Consequences

Daniel Joost

Photo of Daniel Joost, a teenage boy with fair skin and short light-brown, wavy hair. He is wearing dark-rimmed glasses and a dress shirt. Photographed outdoors, he squints into the sun.Name: Daniel Joost.
Died: February 8, 2016.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Daniel and his mother, 55-year-old Margaret O’Leary-Joost, were strangled to death by Daniel’s father, who then took his own life.

Perpetrator: David Joost (Father).

Source: Parents and Teen-Aged Son Dead in Oak Forest Double Murder-Suicide

Hakan Erdem

Photo of a boy with short brown hair, taken at an angle so that he seems to be leaning against the side of the photo.Name: Hakan Erdem.
Died: November 16, 2015.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Lilburn, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Hakan’s family is Turkish, and he survived a house fire when he was eight years old.

Hakan’s father cut his throat.

Perpetrator: Fikri Erdem (Father); charged with malice murder.

Source: Cops: Lilburn dad admits to killing special needs 12-year-old son

Hannah Warner

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Name: Hannah Marie Warner.
Died: November 15, 2015.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Onondaga, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Chromosome translocation; physical and mental disabilities.

Details:
Hannah was neglected by her mother. When she died, she had not been fed for two weeks; she had untreated bedsores and weighed only 43 pounds.

Perpetrator: Cari Ann Wright (Mother), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while mentally ill, sentenced to 20-40 years.

Source:
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Michigan mom admits to starving disabled daughter to death
Michigan woman starved her daughter who died weighing 43 pounds
Mother sentenced to prison in girl’s starvation death
Michigan woman gets 20-40 years in death of disabled daughter

Dustin Hicks

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Name: Dustin Hicks.
Died: November 5, 2015.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Dawsonville, Georgia, USA.
Disability: Autism, Crohn’s disease.

Details:
Dustin was shot by his mother in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Nina Hicks (Mother).

Source: Dawsonville mother shoots disabled son, self in possible mercy killing

Emily Kaminski

Photo of a teenage girl. She is wearing a jeweled necklace and thick glasses, and there is a tiara atop her frizzy blonde hair.Name: Emily Jean Kaminski.
Died: October 14, 2015.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: La Mesa, California, USA.
Disability: Multiple disabilities, including blindness.

Details:
Emily’s grandmother gave her a fatal overdose of prescription drugs, then killed herself.

Perpetrator: Marshelle Marie Newby (Grandmother).

Source: Police: California Grandmother Gave Disabled Teen Fatal Overdose in Murder-Suicide