Unknown Male

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Name: Unknown.
Died: May 31, 2016.
Age at death: 37.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Sikamat, Seremban, Malaysia.
Disability: “Mentally unstable”.

Details:
While their parents were away, this 37-year-old man was left in the care of his older brother. When he wet his pants, his brother beat him, hitting him in the head. In the morning he was dead.

Perpetrator: His brother, age 40.

Source:
Man fatally beats up brother for peeing in pants
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Leonard Isequias

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Name: Leonard Isequias.
Died: May 26, 2016.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Vryburg, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
Leonard’s brother-in-law, who habitually abused and starved him, locked him inside the house without any food and left him there for a week. When he came back, he saw that Leonard had become so desperate to survive that he had been eating his own waste. To punish him, his brother-in-law beat him to death with a whip.

Perpetrator: Junior Santos (brother-in-law), charged with murder.

Source:
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Ava Cole

No PhotoName: Ava Cole.
Died: May 14, 2016.
Age at death: 8 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, heart condition, chronic illness.

Details:
Ava was thrown violently onto a couch by her father. The impact caused a head injury which resulted in her death.

Perpetrator: Tatum Cole (Father), convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Source:
Lansing man convicted in death of 8-month-old daughter
Michigan man convicted in death of 8-month-old daughter

Kazue Kawazura

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Name: Kazue Kawazura.
Died: March 21, 2016.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Fatal Abuse.
Location: Kobe, Japan.
Disability: “Mentally handicapped”.

Details:
Kazue’s sister and niece beat her to death with a vacuum cleaner tube.

Perpetrator: Shizue Nakahara (sister) and Akiko Nakahara (Niece).

Source: Hyogo cops: Woman dies after abuse by sister and niece in Kobe

Bethannie Johnson

Photo of Bethannie Johnson, a toddler girl in a short black-and-white dress and pink sandals. She has fair skin and short, wispy brown hair; she is sitting sideways on a curved surface and looking at the camera.Name: Bethannie Raychelle Johnson.
Died: March 17, 2016.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Reactive attachment disorder.

Details:
Bethannie was living with her aunt and her aunt’s girlfriend.

For two weeks, Bethannie’s aunt had kept her strapped to a high chair in the closet, claiming that she had to do this to keep Bethannie from hurting herself.

Bethannie was found unresponsive and dying of a massive head injury; she had been beaten to death by her aunt’s girlfriend. Her body showed signs of chronic child abuse.

Perpetrator: Shanna Gossett (Aunt), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder; Rebekah Joy Wallin (Aunt’s girlfriend), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Source:
Rebekah Joy Wallin on Why She Admitted Role in Child’s Death: “Because I’m Guilty”
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Deborah Harris

No PhotoName: Deborah Harris.
Died: February 18, 2016.
Age at death: 22 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: San Jacinto, California, USA.
Disability: Developmental delay.

Details:
After chronic abuse and starvation, Deborah was beaten to death by her parents. She was the youngest of three girls; her older sisters survived.

Perpetrator: Tamara Barker (Mother) and Malick Harris (Father), both charged with child cruelty resulting in death.

Source:
Parents of San Jacinto toddler charged in her death a year later
Parents charged in daughter’s death in San Jacinto are arrested in Wyoming

Harmony Carsey

Photo of Harmony Carsey, a toddler girl. She has brown hair and fair skin, and she is holding a dog on her lap.Name: Harmony Carsey.
Died: January 8, 2016.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: New Straitsville, Ohio, USA.
Disability: Undiagnosed mental illness or developmental disability (Head-banging; atypical behavior).

Details:
Crystal’s autopsy report stated that she died of a brain hemorrhage, and that she was underweight and dehydrated. Her mother denies abusing her, and says instead that Harmony had “mental health problems” and hurt herself by banging her head.

Perpetrator: Crystal Reed (mother), under investigation. Previous child neglect charge.

Source: Family seeks answers in 2-year-old’s death

Paul Roddy

Photo of Paul Roddy, a man with fair skin and dark-brown hair. He is wearing a suit and tie.Name: Paul Roddy.
Died: December 31, 2015.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Manchester, England, UK.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
The caregiver that Paul was living with did not care for him. Instead, the man beat him up and starved him while pocketing the government money he claimed as a caregiver to a disabled person. Paul died from abuse and neglect, his body severely malnourished; he had multiple broken bones.

Paul was a retired engineer and the father of four children.

Perpetrator: Christopher McAllister (“Friend”; Non-family, non-professional caregiver), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 10 years.

Source:
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Payal Sawant

No PhotoName: Payal Sawant.
Died: November 30, 2015.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Paraplegic, intellectually disabled.

Details:
Payal and her 8-year-old sister were tortured by their stepmother when their father was away at work. Payal’s stepmother tried to pass off her death as a natural one, but police saw the marks of abuse on her body. Payal may have died when she was strangled, or when she had her head slammed into a wall.

Perpetrator: Pratibha Sawant (Stepmother); charged with murder.

Source:
Bhandup woman held for torturing, killing stepdaughter
Mumbai: Stepmother booked for killing 6-year-old mentally unstable girl

Adrian Jones

Photo of Adrian Jones, a small African-American boy.Name: Adrian Jones.
Died: September or October 2015; body found November 26, 2015.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Disability: “Special needs”; PTSD and reactive attachment disorder.

Details:
Adrian was confined to a bedroom, where he was beaten by his father and starved by his parents. When he died of starvation after having been confined to a shower for the last month of his life, his father fed his body to his pigs.

Perpetrator: Heather Jones (Stepmother), pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and child abuse, sentenced to 25 years to life; Michael Jones (Father), pleaded guilty to child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated assault, sentenced to 25 years to life.

Source:
Prosecutor: Abuse charges just ‘tip of the iceberg’ in Michael Jones case
Stepmom enters plea in death of Kan. boy; remains found in pig pen
US stepmother pleads guilty to murder of boy fed to pigs
Kansas woman gets life term in 7-year-old stepson’s death
Life sentence expected for father who confessed to killing son, feeding body to pigs
Father to be sentenced after abusing, killing, feeding son to pigs
‘Daddy keeps hitting me’: Boy who was killed, fed to pigs told authorities about abuse
Father who tortured, killed 7-year-old Adrian Jones sentenced to life in prison