Daniel Ndayiragije

No PhotoName: Daniel Ndayiragije.
Died: 2009.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Burundi.
Disability: Albinism.

Details:
Daniel’s older brother and sister-in-law agreed to sell him to a gang of albino hunters for the equivalent of $250. His killers shot him, then cut off his limbs for sale as ingredients in ritual magic.

Perpetrator: Omari Ndayiragije (brother); Victoria Nkuizikiye (Sister-in-law); a gang of three men.

Source:
The ‘genocide’ of Burundi’s albinos
Una tragedia olvidada
Albinos under Burundi police protection welcome Napoleon

Tom Inglis

Photo of Tom Inglis, a young man.Name: Thomas “Tom” Inglis.
Died: November 21, 2008.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dagenham, Essex, UK.
Disability: TBI.

Details:
Tom’s mother went to the rehabilitation facility where he was recovering from a head injury and injected him with an overdose of heroin.

Perpetrator: Frances Inglis (Mother), convicted of murder and attempted murder, sentenced to life, served 5 years and was released.

Source: ‘Devoted’ mother who gave brain-damaged son lethal heroin injection has jail term slashed

Christian Jenkins

Photo of Christian Jenkins, a boy with a thin face and short brown hair.Name: Christian Clay Jenkins.
Died: November 19, 2008.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hilltop, West Virginia, USA.
Disability: Cystic fibrosis.

Details:
Christian’s father injected him with an overdose of oxycodone.

Perpetrator: Henry Clay Jenkins (Father), convicted of child neglect and murder, sentenced to 18 years to life.

Source: Father sentenced to life in son’s death

Jacob Grabe

Photo of Jacob Grabe, an adolescent boy wearing glasses.Name: Jacob Grabe.
Died: September 11, 2008.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA.
Disability: Asperger syndrome.

Details:
Jacob was shot by his father, who “feared his son would never be able to live a normal life”.

Perpetrator: Allen Grabe (Father); attempted insanity defense, convicted of murder, sentenced to life without parole.

Source: Jacob Grabe

Margaret Benjo

No PhotoName: Margaret Mary “Peggy” Benjo.
Died: June 5, 2008.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deltona, Florida, USA.
Disability: Chronic illness, dementia; disabled elder.

Details:
Peggy was shot to death by her husband.

Perpetrator: Robert Benjo (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to two years house arrest and 13 years probation.

Source:
Elderly Deltona man charged in wife’s murder, saying she no longer had will to live
Deltona man, 82, pleads guilty to killing wife
Mercy or Murder? Man Kills Dying Wife
Sheriff: Elderly husband charged in Deltona wife’s murder earlier today — accused says wife no longer had will to live with illness
Deltona man, 82, gets suspended sentence for killing his ailing wife

Peggy Mehrman

Black and white photo of Peggy Mehrman, an elderly woman.Name: Peggy Albury Mehrman.
Died: May 28, 2008.
Age at death: 79.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA.
Disability: A “debilitating neuromuscular disease”.

Details:
Peggy was poisoned over several months with overdoses of her own medication by a neighbor who had moved in with her as her caregiver.

Perpetrator: Jana Porter Mallory (Caregiver/Neighbor), second-degree murder and elderly abuse, 30 years.

Source: Jana Porter MALLORY

Maia Comas

Photo of an infant girl lying on her stomach, propping herself up on one arm and holding a toy in the other hand. She seems to be offering the toy to whoever is holding the camera.Name: Maia Comas.
Died: December 3, 2007.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Disability: Rett syndrome.

Details:
When Maia was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, her parents wanted to euthanize her. Told this was illegal, they “coincidentally” found Maia drowned in a wading pool and did not attempt to resuscitate her.

Perpetrator: Pablo and Samantha Comas (Parents); never charged.

Source: Parents greatly irresponsible over baby Maia’s death: coroner

Mara Tani

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Name: Mara Tani.
Died: December 1, 2007.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Prato, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Details:
Mara’s husband shot her in the head.

Perpetrator: Vitangelo Bini (Husband), convicted of aggravated murder, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison, but will not serve any jail time because of his age.

Source:
Woman with Alzheimer’s shot dead in hospital by husband, 77
Pensioner commits suicide