Casey Axsom

Photo of Casey Axsom, a young adult with short, messy strawberry-blonde hair, wearing a white polo shirt. Casey's mouth is slightly open.Name: Casey Axsom.
Died: May 26, 2006.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Epilepsy, cerebral palsy, possible multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Casey’s mother starved her to death. Casey died at age 25, weighing 50 pounds, covered in severe and untreated bedsores.

Perpetrator: Dorothy Axsom (Mother), pleaded guilty to neglect, sentenced to two years, three months in prison.

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Evelyn Joel

Photo of Evelyn Joel. She is a middle-aged woman with graying dark-brown hair and glasses.Name: Evelyn Joel.
Died: January 7, 2006.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Enniscorthy, Ireland.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.

Details:
Evelyn’s family neglected her care. By the time she was hospitalized with multiple infected bedsores, she was too weak to recover when she caught pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Eleanor Joel (Daughter) and Jonathan Costen (Daughter’s husband), convicted of manslaughter; given two-year suspended sentence; sentence overturned.

Source:
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Adacelli Snyder

Portrait photo of a toddler girl in overalls, earrings, and a buzz cut.Name: Adacelli Snyder.
Died: June 29, 2005.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Disability: Cerebral Palsy.

Details:
Adacelli’s parents neglected her and kept her in filthy conditions. She died of a combination of malnutrition and infection.

Perpetrator: Jack Richardson (Father), Charlene Snyder (Mother); both sentenced to 10 years to life.

Source: Adacelli Snyder

Donna Spadea

No PhotoName: Donna Spadea.
Died: June 26, 2005.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Along with several other intellectually disabled adults, Donna was imprisoned, starved, drugged, and beaten by Linda Weston, who acted as her Social Security payee so that she could steal Donna’s money. Donna died after two months of captivity while she was imprisoned in a tiny laundry room, and toxicology testing revealed that she had been poisoned with the drugs Linda had regularly mixed into her food.

Perpetrator: Linda Weston (Caretaker), multiple charges, life sentence; Gregory Thomas, Jean McIntosh, Eddie Wright, and Nicklaus Woodard.

Source: “Basement of horrors” indictment brings light to 2008 Norfolk death

Tiffany Pinckney

Photo of Tiffany Pinckney sitting at a table and leaning her chin on her hands. She wears a beige T-shirt and has an afro.Name: Tiffany Pinckney.
Died: April 2, 2005.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Disability: Autism, developmental delay.

Details:
Tiffany was locked in a basement by her sister and her sister’s husband, where she starved to death.

Perpetrator: Allison Cox (sister), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 9 years. Orlando Klass (sister’s husband), pled guilty to criminal negligence, sentenced to 2 years house arrest.

Source: Nine years for woman’s death

Hannah Davenport

Photo of Hannah Davenport, a girl in a bright pink shirt, wearing a bright pink hairbow in her short brown hair.Name: Hannah Davenport.
Died: January 29, 2005.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Anderson, Missouri, USA.
Disability: Ectopic anus.

Details:
Hannah’s mother starved her to death.

Perpetrator: Karen Davenport (Mother), found guilty of second degree involuntary manslaughter, fined $5000.

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Davontae Williams

A photo of a boy, looking at the camera but not smiling. The angle suggests that it is a selfie.Name: Davontae Marcel Williams.
Died: July 26, 2004.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Arlington, Texas, USA.
Disability: Developmental disabilities due to prematurity.

Details:
Davontae was neglected by his mother and her girlfriend. Weakened by malnutrition, he died of pneumonia.

Perpetrator: Marcella Williams (Mother), pled guilty to murder, sentenced to life; Lisa Ann Coleman (Mother’s girlfriend), convicted of murder, sentenced to death.

Source: Davontae Marcel Williams

Scott Olsen

No PhotoName: Scott Olsen.
Died: December 7, 2003.
Age at death: 29.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Blind and quadriplegic after brain injury.

Details:
Scott’s sister deliberately starved him to death.

Perpetrator: Kimberly Loebig (Sister); pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter; sentenced to 60 days in prison.

Source: Sis Charged In Brother Starve Case

Molly Holt

Photo of Molly Holt, a girl with straight brown hair, cut into bangs and tied back. She is smiling slightly.Name: Molly Holt.
Died: November 10, 2003.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Clarksville, Arkansas, USA.
Disability: Mentally challenged/behaviorally challenged.

Details:
Molly’s parents chained her to her bed at night. When the house caught on fire, she burned to death.

Perpetrator: Lloyd Holt (Father), negligent homicide and false imprisonment, one year in jail; and Teresa Dick (Mother), false imprisonment and manslaughter, 14 years in prison.

Source: Girl Chained To Bed Dies In Fire