Baby Girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: November 18, 2010.
Age at death: 6 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Disability: None; mother believed she had dwarfism.

This baby girl was born without any congenital conditions, but because she had skin tags on her ears, her mother believed her daughter had a disability. She had doctors test her over and over, each time with negative results, but became fixed on the idea that the baby had dwarfism. When a friend told her to stop worrying because it wasn’t cancer, she replied that it would be “better to deal with a terminal illness than to spend a lifetime with a dwarf”.

Her mother drowned the six-month-old girl in the bathtub.

Perpetrator: Her mother, sentenced to up to 20 years in a mental health institution; found fit to stand trial in August 2016, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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