Susana Lopez

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Name: Susana Lopez.
Died: October 24, 2017.
Age at death: 56.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Paramus, New Jersey, USA.
Disability: Bipolar disorder.

Susana lived with her son, who had a history of violence. Eventually he slashed her throat with a box cutter.

Perpetrator: Jesus Lopez (Son), charged with murder and desecration of human remains.

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16-year-old boy

No PhotoName: (Unknown).
Died: September 22, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

When this 16-year-old boy was found dead on his couch, police decided to investigate because he was much thinner than he should have been, even for a boy with CP, and police were concerned that he had been neglected.

Perpetrator: His family (Under investigation).

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Kiara LaSalle

Photo of Kiara LaSalle, a teenage girl in a green graduation cap and gown, smiling broadly. She has curly brown hair and brown skin and is carrying a bunch of flowers and a balloon that says "2017 graduate".Name: Kiara LaSalle.
Died: September 1, 2017.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Sacramento, California, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Kiara and her mother Erica Wallace were both shot by her mother’s boyfriend.

Kiara was a recent high school graduate who worked in retail, volunteered at an animal shelter, and planned to attend Sacramento City College. Her dance instructor remembers her as his most dedicated student.

Perpetrator: Eric Dawan Arnold (Mother’s boyfriend), killed by police after shooting two officers.

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Ursula Cabalzar

Photo of Ursula Cabalzar, a heavyset woman wearing a red sweater. Her graying blonde hair is cut short; she has sunglasses propped up on her head. Her skin is pink.Name: Ursula Cabalzar.
Died: August 8, 2017.
Age at death: 68.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Santa Clara, California, USA.
Disability: Killer believed she had dementia.

Ursula’s husband believed she was in the early stages of dementia, so instead of going to a doctor, he shot her dead and then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Michael Reyer (Husband).

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Name: “M” (Unknown).
Died: August 4, 2017.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Involuntary euthanasia.
Location: UK.
Disability: Huntington’s disease, minimally conscious state.

This woman, only known as “M.”, was in a minimally conscious state due to advanced Huntington’s disease. Her mother and the doctors at her hospital decided that she would be better off dead, so they removed her feeding tube and M. died of starvation and dehydration. Responding to this case, a judge ruled that in the future, families and doctors of UK patients in minimally conscious states can remove their feeding tubes, causing them to die, without having to obtain permission by court order.

Perpetrator: Her mother; doctors at her hospital.

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Peggy Schroeder

Photo of Peggy Schroeder, a middle-aged woman with wavy brown hair, fair skin, and glasses.Name: Peggy Schroeder.
Died: July 8, 2017.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Morrison, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Deaf.

Peggy was shot to death by her teenage daughter. Her daughter and her friend then set the house on fire to hide the crime.

She was a faithful churchgoer and avid gardener.

Perpetrator: Anna Schroeder (Adopted daughter), charged with first-degree murder, concealing a homicidal death, and arson; Rachel Helm (daughter’s girlfriend), charged with concealing a homicidal death and arson.

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Faye Cannon

Photo of Faye Cannon. She is an Asian girl with short black hair and light-brown skin.Name: Faye Lin Cannon.
Died: July 3, 2017.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Disability: Mental illness (Claimed by parents).

Faye was beaten to death by her parents. They claimed that she was mentally ill, and that she hurt herself; but upon autopsy she was found to have had broken ribs that had punctured her heart.

Perpetrator: Anke Doehm (Adoptive mother) and David Doehm (Adoptive father).

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Shakira Hicks

Photo of Shakira Hicks. She has dark-brown skin and bushy dark-brown hair. She is smiling at the camera, showing large front teeth.Name: Shakira Hicks.
Died: June 3, 2017.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

As she sat in her wheelchair, Shakira’s brother doused her with rubbing alcohol and set her on fire. She died of her injuries.

Perpetrator: Nasif Salaam Hibbler (Brother), charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

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Kathy Smith

No PhotoName: Kathy Smith.
Died: May 13, 2017.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Olean, New York, USA.
Disability: Arthritis, emphysema.

Kathy’s husband stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Edward J. Smith Jr. (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

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Jamila and Ashiq Hussain

No PhotoName: Jamila (n/a).
Died: May 7, 2017.
Age at death: 60.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Doltala Village, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Deaf.

Name: Ashiq Hussain
Location: Doltala Village, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Deaf.

Jamila was stabbed to death by several men in her own home. Four months before she died, her brother Ashiq Shafique Hussain, also deaf, was kidnapped and is still missing. Jamila’s four nephews are suspected in both crimes. It is thought they wanted to inherit a piece of land that Jamila and her brother owned.

Perpetrator: Her four nephews; wanted for murder and kidnapping.

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