Cynthia Cline

No PhotoName: Cynthia Lynn Cline.
Died: November 14, 2010.
Age at death: 51.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio, USA.
Disability: “Mentally disabled”.

Cynthia’s boyfriend stabbed her to death.

Perpetrator: Clyde Harris (Boyfriend), charged with felonious assault.

Details emerge in death investigation
Record of the Dead for November 2010
Cynthia Lynn Cline

Zahra Baker

Photo of Zahra Baker, a girl with straight brown hair and freckles, smiling at something to the left of the viewer.Name: Zahra Baker.
Died: September 24, 2010.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hickory, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Leg amputee, hearing impairment, cancer survivor.

Zahra was born in Wagga-Wagga, Australia, and at five years old she survived bone cancer, though her leg had to be amputated. When she was eight, her father married an American woman and moved to North Carolina.

In the nine months before Zahra was reported missing, multiple reports of abuse came in to child protective services.

More than a month after she went missing, Zahra’s body was found. It could not be determined how she died, but her stepmother admitted to killing her.

Perpetrator: Elisa Baker (Stepmother); pled guilty to murder; sentenced to 18 years.

Source: Death of Zahra Baker

Emily Molin

No PhotoName: Emily Belle Molin.
Died: August 31, 2010.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Darby, Pennsylvania, USA.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Emily’s son deliberately ran over her with his car.

Perpetrator: Steven Frederick Molin (Son), second-degree murder, 25 years.

Source: Son Gets 25 Years For Running Over Mother

Jeffrey Bishop

No PhotoName: Jeffrey Bishop.
Died: Late August 2010.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Disability: Unknown; was receiving disability checks.

Jeffrey was staying with a couple who were supposed to care for him in exchange for receiving his disability checks. Instead, they killed him and continued cashing the checks.

Perpetrator: Dennis Mitchell and Heather Lynn Baringer (Caregivers).

Source: Two charged with murder after body found wrapped in bags in basement

Esther Moraa

No PhotoName: Esther Moraa.
Died: August 2, 2010.
Age at death: 4 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bokimweri, Nyamache District, Kenya.
Disability: Albinism.

Esther’s father convinced her mother to kill her because she had been born with albinism. Her mother suffocated her, then dumped her body in the river.

Perpetrator: Sara Kemunto Nyabuto (Mother), sentenced to one year in prison. Esther’s father fled and was not arrested.

Mother jailed for killing albino baby
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Kenya : When mother finds it easy to kill her child
Woman kills albino child to avoid bad omen

Louis Lockett

No PhotoName: Louis “Nap” Lockett.
Died: July 16, 2010.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. Louis, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Cancer.

Louis’s wife shot him in the chest and killed him. She claims that she had intended only to hit him in the head with the gun, and it went off while she was hitting him.

Perpetrator: Josephine Lockett (Wife), convicted of involuntary manslaughter of a family member, sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Josephine Lockett kills husband during argument over $87
People vs. Josephine Lockett

Rylan Rochester

Photo of Rylan Rochester, an infant.Name: Rylan Rochester.
Died: June 1, 2010.
Age at death: 6 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA.
Disability: None, but Rylan’s mother believed he was autistic.

Rylan’s mother, convinced he was autistic, smothered him to death.

Perpetrator: Stephanie Rochester (Mother); ruled not guilty by reason of insanity.

Source: Rylan Rochester

Beryl Webb

No PhotoName: Beryl Webb.
Died: May 14, 2010.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wadsley, Sheffield, UK.
Disability: Fibromyalgia, arthritis, histrionic personality disorder, cancer survivor.

Beryl’s husband smothered her.

Perpetrator: George Webb (Husband), convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 2 years.

Source: Man killed disabled wife

Elizabeth Knowles

Photo of Elizabeth Knowles. She has pale skin, chin-length curly brown hair, and blue eyes. She is smiling slightly. She is wearing a pink sleeveless shirt and a silver necklace.Name: Elizabeth Joy Knowles.
Died: April 22, 2010.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kallangur, Queensland, Australia.
Disability: Chronic illness, mobility impairment (Wheelchair user).

Elizabeth’s husband set their house on fire and left her inside, knowing she could not get out; she died of smoke inhalation. Less than a day later, her husband put in an insurance claim on the house.

Perpetrator: David Maxwell Knowles (Husband), charged with murder.

Man charged with murdering disabled wife in fire to claim insurance
Motive sought for ‘suspicious’ fatal house fire
Husband charged six years later