Name: Emily Janzen. Died: May 7, 2015. Age at death: 19. Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide. Location: Rosedale, British Columbia, Canada. Disability: Migraines, depression.
Details: Emily and her family were shot by her father, who said he could not “watch his little girl hurt for one more second” before he killed Emily, then killed her mother Laurel and aunt to spare them the pain of hearing that Emily was dead, and then killed himself.
Emily was a music student who aspired to be an opera singer.
Name: Angela Rios. Died: February 5, 2015. Age at death: 55. Cause of death: Multiple murder. Location: New Port Richey, Florida, USA. Disability: Diabetes, resulting in two leg amputations and visual impairment.
Angela was killed by her son, who beat her to death with a tire iron. He also killed his niece, nine-year-old Jenica Randazzo.
Perpetrator: Jason Rios (Son), charged with murder.
Name: Liam Milne. Age at death: 11. Disability: Fragile X, autism spectrum disorder.
Name: Susana Estevez Castillo. Age at death: 39. Disability: None. Susana was a Fragile X carrier and was 6 months pregnant with a boy.
Died: February 1, 2015. Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide. Location: Sydney, Australia.
Liam and his brother Ben both had Fragile X, and their mother Susana was six months pregnant with another boy. Their father, who feared that the boys would not be able to cope with their disabilities, bundled his whole family into the car and crashed it into a tree at 90 miles an hour.
Only seven-year-old Ben survived the crash, though he was severely injured. Ben is now living with his aunt, who says he is doing well.
Name: Daryne Gailey. Age at death: 29. Disability: Epilepsy, intellectual disability.
Name: Charley Hendrick. Age at death: 7 months. Disability: None; she was the child of a disabled parent.
Died: November 23, 2014. Cause of death: Multiple murder. Location: Oxford, Michigan, USA.
Daryne and his seven month old daughter, Charley, were killed by his mother. She slashed Daryne’s throat and then beat Charley to death. She believed Daryne and Charley would be “better off dead”.
Perpetrator: Sylvia Majewska; charged with murder.
Died: April 22, 2014. Cause of death: Murder. Location: New Malden, London, UK. Disability: Spinal muscular atrophy type 2.
When twins Ben and Max were babies, their mother had requested DNR orders on them and Olivia; later on there were allegations that she had been tampering with their medical equipment, neglecting, and emotionally abusing her children. These allegations were dropped.
Oliva, Ben, and Max were all smothered by their mother when Olivia was four and Ben and Max were three years old.
Perpetrator: Tania Clarence (mother) pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, and was hospitalized.
Name: Luke Schlemmer. Died: April 1, 2014. Age at death: 3.
Name: Daniel Schlemmer. Died: April 5, 2014. Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Multiple murder. Location: McCandless, Pennsylvania, USA. Disability: None; mother believed they were autistic.
Brothers Daniel and Luke were drowned in the bathtub by their mother, because she was convinced they were autistic and would be “better off in heaven”. Luke died right away; Daniel lingered on life support for a few days.
A year before, she had tried to kill them by tying them up with twine and running over them with her car several times trying to “end their suffering”. They were hospitalized with broken bones, but their mother claimed it had been an accident and no action was taken. A year later, the boys were dead.
Perpetrator: Laurel Michelle Schlemmer (Mother), pleaded guilty but mentally ill to third-degree murder, sentenced to 30-80 years.