Charity Depina

Photo of Charity Depina, a young woman with curly black hair and tan skin, wearing a blue fairy costume with wings showing behind her back.Name: Charity Depina.
Died: November 10, 2017.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fresno, California, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Charity’s boyfriend, who had a history of violently assaulting her, beat her to death with a curtain rod.

Perpetrator: Gabriel Salinas (Boyfriend), confessed to murder.

Source:
Man confesses to beating girlfriend to death with closet rod, police say
Man takes blame for girlfriend’s death in Fresno

Nicole Beilman

No PhotoName: Nicole Beilman.
Died: October 4, 2017.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Fairport, New York, USA.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
Nicole was shot by her father in a murder-suicide.

She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and enjoyed watching the birds that came to a bird feeder outside her window.

Perpetrator: John Beilman (Father).

Source:
Police: Fairport father killed daughter with disabilities, turned gun on himself
Police: Father killed daughter with disabilities, then himself
Police: Fairport man killed disabled daughter, self
FBI searched Fairport home before murder-suicide
UPDATE: Fairport Police say father kills daughter in wheelchair, self
When caregivers kill: Beilman murder-suicide has no easy answers

Julia Whitmore

No PhotoName: Julia Whitmore.
Died: September 29, 2017.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Town of Empire, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user requiring pervasive support.

Details:
Julia was strangled by her father in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Mark Whitmore (Father).

Source:
Fond du Lac County father, daughter deaths ruled murder-suicide
No Motive In FDL County Murder Suicide

Mahalakshmi

No PhotoName: Mahalakshmi.
Died: June 28, 2017.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
When Mahalakshmi’s mother died, she became depressed, and her younger brother took care of her. But he became convinced that because of his sister, he would never be able to get married; so he strangled her when she lay down to take her afternoon nap.

Perpetrator: Shiv Kumar (Brother), charged with murder.

Source:
Bengaluru man murders ‘fat’, ‘depressed’ sister for standing in the way of his marriage
Police book man for murder of his elder sister

Edgar Carbajal

No PhotoName: Edgar Carbajal.
Died: June 20, 2017.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Austin, Texas, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Edgar’s mother neglected him. He died of infected bedsores, sepsis, and pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Erica Yanet Flores (Mother), charged with charged with injury to a disabled individual by omission.

Source:
Austin mother charged in death of son with cerebral palsy due to ‘severe neglect’
Austin mom charged with neglect causing disabled son’s death
Mother charged in death of son with cerebral palsy due to ‘severe neglect’
Mother charged with neglect after disabled son dies from pneumonia at home
North Austin Woman Charged After Son With Cerebral Palsy Dies Of Apparent Neglect
JUST IN: Austin mother neglected son with cerebral palsy, leading to his death, police say
Police: Mother neglected son with cerebral palsy, leading to his death

Grant Heckman

Name: Grant Heckman.
Died: June 19, 2017.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Westphalia, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Grant was shot by his father in a murder-suicide.

Grant was named prom king at his special education graduation ceremony. He liked going on walks with his grandfather, and his favorite song was Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Perpetrator: George Heckman (Father).

Source:
‘Saw his son suffer too much, too long,’ friend says of principal in murder-suicide
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Death of elementary principal, son shock small Michigan town
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Principal suspected in murder-suicide acted ‘out of love,’ friend says
Principal kills himself and disabled son
Murder-suicide of principal, son “leaves a big hole in everyone’s heart”
Why? George Heckman Pewamo-Westphalia principal shoots disabled son dead then self – Scallywag and Vagabond
Police: Michigan elementary school principal killed severely handicapped son, self
Now what? A familiar fear when disabled children turn 26.

Herlene Narosa

No PhotoName: Herlene Narosa.
Died: May 4, 2017.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Banga, Aklan, Philippines.
Disability: Depression (Rape survivor).

Details:
Herlene was beaten to death by her younger brother.

She left behind a 6-month-old baby.

Perpetrator: “Laboy”, her 14-year-old brother; exempt from criminal liability due to his age.

Source:
Shocking: 14-year-old boy beats 22-year-old sister to death
Banga boy ‘slays’ 22-year-old sister
14-year-old boy beats elder sister to death in Aklan

Jaylynn Keith

Photo of Jaylynn Keith, a young woman with light skin, brown eyes, and wavy blonde hair. Her light makeup is carefully applied and she is wearing a blue-and-white top. The photo is somewhat overexposed and taken from close-up, probably a selfie.Name: Jaylynn Amanda Keith.
Died: March 15, 2017.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Palm Springs, California, USA.
Disability: Depression.

Details:
Jaylynn was being treated for depression when her boyfriend shot her. He tried to disguise the death as a suicide, claiming she had shot herself; but the evidence didn’t add up, and police arrested him for murder. Jaylynn had been planning on leaving him, fearing for her safety, when he killed her.

Perpetrator: James Beushausen (Boyfriend), charged with murder.

Source:
Brother of man accused of killing girlfriend in Palm Springs speaks out
‘I knew it was him,’ says friend of Palm Springs murder victim about man’s arrest

Kanchana

No PhotoName: Kanchana.
Died: March 7, 2017.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Trang, Thailand.
Disability: Chronic encephalitis.

Details:
Kanchana’s mother strangled her before committing suicide.

She left behind two children, aged two and nine when she died. They went to live with relatives.

Perpetrator: Somjai (Mother).

Source: Mother kills ailing daughter, then hangs herself

Brandon Strauss

Photo of Brandon Strauss. He is a teenage boy with fair skin. He is wearing a striped polo shirt and his hair is hidden under his bulky helmet. He is leaning on something off to the right of the picture.Name: Brandon Strauss.
Died: February 20, 2017.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, epilepsy, autism.

Details:
Brandon’s parents burned him over about 10% of his body. He suffered second-and third-degree burns, which were left untreated for several days before his parents poisoned him with his own medication.

Perpetrator: Yolanda Strauss (Adoptive mother), charged with murder and abuse of a vulnerable person; Ross Strauss (Adoptive father), charged with murder and abuse of a vulnerable person.

Source:
Las Vegas couple charged with murdering their special needs son, 21
Couple charged with murder in death of their special needs son
Pair face murder charges in Vegas man’s Feb dying – Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas couple are charged with murdering their 21-year-old adopted special needs son who was found with lethal levels of medication in his system
Las Vegas couple face murder charge in death of special-needs son
Pair face murder charges in Las Vegas man’s February death
Las Vegas couple suspected in death of their special-needs son indicted