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:
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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

Devendra Prasad Misra

No PhotoName: Devendra Prasad Misra.
Died: November 18, 2016.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madhapur, Hyderabad, India.
Disability: A “serious mental disorder”.

Details:
Devendra’s brothers beat him to death because they believed he was demon-possessed.

He worked as a security guard at at MNC, an IT company in Hyderabad.

Perpetrator: Birendra Prasad Misra, Mahendra Prasad Misra, and Dharmendra Prasad Misra (Brothers).

Source:
Hyderabad: Superstition led to man’s murder
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Cops yet to find out cause of fight among siblings
Fight among siblings: Cops yet to find out cause of fight among siblings

Andrea Spina

No PhotoName: Andrea Spina.
Died: November 7, 2016.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vespolate, Novara, Italy.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.

Details:
Andrea’s father took him out of the institution where he lived; then, when Andrea was asleep, his father strangled him.

Perpetrator: Pietro Spina (Father), charged with murder.

Source:
Man kills disabled son, attempts suicide
The family drama in Vespolate: father kills disabled child and attempted suicide
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Vespolate, uccide il figlio disabile e tenta il suicidio
Uccide il figlio disabile e tenta il suicidio. Temeva che sarebbe rimasto da solo
Vespolate, padre uccide il figlio disabile e poi tenta il suicidio
Dramma a Vespolate: “Non riusciamo a darci spiegazioni del gesto di Pietro”
Il dramma di Vespolate: “Pietro voleva farla finita, ma nessuno immaginava uccidesse il figlio”

Muhammad Wahab

No PhotoName: Muhammad Azwan Wahab.
Died: October 2, 2016.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Baling, Malaysia.
Disability: Paralyzed.

Details:
Muhammad and his aunt, 54-year-old Rokiah Abdullah, were killed by his brother.

Perpetrator: Azman Wahab (Brother), charged with murder.

Source: Man accused of killing disabled brother, aunt in Baling denied bail

Austin Anderson

Photo of Austin Anderson, a thin boy with fair skin and dark blond hair. He is holding a hand near his face and smiling.Name: Austin Anderson.
Died: August 29, 2016.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Aldrich, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Autism, blindness.

Details:
Austin’s mother took him out to a field in the middle of nowhere. For two days, she withheld his food, water, and medication in the summer heat while Austin begged for her help. He died from dehydration and from being refused the medication he needed to live.

Perpetrator: Kimberly R. Lightwine (Mother), pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Source:
‘I killed my kid:’ Polk County mother charged after death of blind, autistic teen
‘Let God take you’: Woman said she left her blind, autistic son in field until he died, police say
Lightwine charged with two felonies in death of son
Mother Accused in Death of Disabled Son Returns to Court
Woman accused of son’s death in Polk County appears in court
Attorney releases video segments of police interview with mom accused of killing her son
Bench Trial in May for Mom of Disabled Victim
Polk County mom could be out in 120 days after guilty plea in blind, autistic son’s death
Polk County Woman Pleads Guilty in Connection with Death of Blind, Autistic Son
Mother pleads guilty to son’s death
Mother pleads guilty to letting her blind, autistic son die in a field