Joseph Beebe

A gravestone for "Child Joseph Jose. July 7, 1991 to March 7, 2000."Name: Joseph Jose Beebe.
Died: March 17, 2000.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Tarkington Prairie, Texas, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome.

Details:
Joseph, who told his siblings that he wanted to give them a better life, was beaten to death by his adoptive mother. When Joseph died, they were removed from the home, and survived.

Perpetrator: Edith Beebe (Adoptive mother), injury to a child, 75 years.
Brian Beebe (Adoptive father) and Justin Martin (Stepbrother).

Source: WHO’S TO BLAME FOR Joseph’s DEATH?
Joseph Jose Beebe

Timothy Boss

Photo of Timothy Boss.Name: Timothy Boss.
Died: February 23, 2000.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Remsen, Iowa, USA.
Disability: Unspecified “special needs”.

Details:
Timothy’s adoptive parents beat him, and when he died from their abuse, buried his body in their basement.

Perpetrator:
Donald Boss Jr. (Adoptive father), first-degree murder.
Lisa Boss Green (Adoptive mother), voluntary manslaughter/attempted murder/child endangerment/willful injury, 50 years prison.

Source: Timothy Boss

Orachanee Anderson

No PhotoName: Orachanee Anderson.
Died: January 15, 1998.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Orachanee’s stepfather and mother beat and starved her to death.

Perpetrator: John Hester, Sr. (Stepfather), found guilty of murder, death sentence, commuted to life in prison; Peggy Anderson (Mother), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Source: Father guilty in death of disabled stepchild
Death Penalty archive

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

Brenda Thomas

A gravestone reading, Brenda Kay Thomas. July 3, 1972 to April 9, 1996. Here lies an angel.Name: Brenda Kay Thomas.
Died: April 9, 1996.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Abuse/Neglect.
Location: Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
Brenda’s mother abused and starved her; she died of a combination of head injury and pneumonia when her 36-pound body finally succumbed to her mother’s mistreatment.

Perpetrator: Eva Nell Thomas (Mother), charged with manslaughter.

Source: Woman Held in Daughter’s Death

Danielle Tucker

No Photo
Name: Danielle Tucker, born Danielle R. Dornan.
Died: December 10, 1995.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Coldwater, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, spina bifida.

Details:
Danielle died of head injuries after she was pushed down a flight of stairs by her adoptive mother, who claimed she had fallen. Danielle died on December 10, eight days short of her fourth birthday.

To avoid facing scrutiny for her death, the family moved, taking Danielle’s two siblings with them, but two years later Danielle’s sister was found locked in the basement, starving and neglected, and rescued. Danielle’s case was re-opened and her mother was charged.

Perpetrator: Becky Tucker (Adoptive mother), pleaded no contest to child abuse, sentenced to 8-15 years; Christopher Tucker (Adoptive father), not charged but served 6 years, 2 months for abusing Danielle’s sister.

Source:
Tucker sentenced for Michagan death
Danielle and Brittany Tucker (Dornan)

Timothy Ellis Jr.

No PhotoName: Timothy Ellis Jr.
Died: June 8, 1994.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Fatal child abuse.
Location: Jacksonville, Mississippi, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Timothy was in the care of his father when he suffered abuse-related injuries, including a skull fracture that resulted in his death.

Perpetrator: Timothy Ellis, Sr. (Father); charges dropped because a judge ruled his confession had been coerced.

Source: Timothy Ellis Jr.

Joan Vollmer

Photo of Joan Vollmer, standing outside her house. She has short curly red hair and fair skin and is wearing a red turtleneck.Name: Joan Vollmer.
Died: January 30, 1993.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Antwerp, Victoria, Australia.
Disability: Schizophrenia, depression/anxiety.

Details:
When Joan had an episode of psychosis, her husband decided that she was possessed. He and three others tied Joan to her bed and then to a chair, refusing her food and water and beating her to try to exorcise the demons. Joan died after four days of torture.

Perpetrator: Ralph Vollmer (Husband), suspended sentence; Leanne Reichenbach, sentenced to 4 months in prison; David Klinger, sentenced to 3 months in prison; Matthew Nuske, suspended sentence.

Source:
The people who own it don’t want to live there House abandoned after bizarre exorcism
The Exorcism of Joan Vollmer
A Terrible Exorcism
AUSTRALIAN WOMAN DIES AFTER 4-DAY EXORCISM
Exorcism Goes Wrong in Victoria

Hannah Carroll

No PhotoName: Hannah Mercy Carroll.
Died: September 21, 1992.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Cedarville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
While babysitting, Hannah’s brother burned her with bleach over a third of her body. Her parents did not seek medical attention until three days later when she was unconscious and dying from pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Kathleen and Timothy Carroll (Adoptive parents), pleaded guilty to child neglect, given probation; James Carroll (Brother), no charges.

Source: Hannah, Noah, Mollie, and Josiah Carroll
Girl tried to protect self

Jeni Cazares

No PhotoName: Jeni Cazares, also called Yeni Lezama, Jenny, or Yeni Cazares.
Died: May 19, 1991.
Age at death: 3 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Santa Ana, California, USA.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Details:
Jeny’s mother smashed her head; then her parents both helped hide her body.

Perpetrator: Oscar Lezama, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 11 years; Rocio Cazares (Mother), pleaded guilty to being an accessory, sentenced to 5 years probation.

Source: Mother Charged With Murdering Infant Daughter in Her Apartment