Charles Dalziel

No PhotoName: Charles Dalziel.
Died: August 31, 2012.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Barmera, Australia.
Disability: Used a wheelchair, was “totally reliant on his wife”.

Charles’s wife set fire to his bed, with him in it, and burned him alive.

Perpetrator: Beverley Dalziel (Wife), charged with murder.

Source: Barmera woman Beverley Dalziel ‘burned husband alive then calmly phoned firefighters’, court hears

Julian Pintar

Photo of Julian Pintar. He is a young boy with dark hair and dark brown eyes.Name: Julian Pintar.
Died: October 1, 2011.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Kandos, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Autism, neurocutaneous melanosis.

Julian died of long-term abuse and neglect. He had been tied to a chair for long periods of time, expected to sleep upright, in a garden shed. He had also been sprayed with cold water and then left in the shed, causing hypothermia which was particularly dangerous to this already thin boy, weakened by malnutrition. By the time he was found unresponsive and taken to the hospital, he was dead. An autopsy also found blood poisoning and internal injuries.

Perpetrator: Stepfather, pleaded guilty to manslaughter; mother, charged with manslaughter.

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Tanilla Warrick-Deaves

Photo of Tanilla Warrick-Deaves. She is a toddler with tan skin and curly black hair. She is wearing a pink dress, and holding a ribbon in her hands.Name: Tanilla Warrick-Deaves.
Died: August 27, 2011.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Bowed legs.

Tanila was abused by her stepfather. After a beating, it was obvious that Tanila had a head injury, but her mother, seeing how badly hurt Tanila was, did not call the ambulance because she figured it would be better if Tanila died than if she lived as “a vegetable”. Instead, she put Tanila in a pram, where the little girl took three days to die.

Perpetrator: Donna Deaves (Mother) and Warren Ross (Stepfather), convicted of murder, sentenced to 30-40 years prison.

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Isabella Leiper

No PhotoName: Isabella Leiper.
Died: July 17, 2011.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Clarence Town, New South Wales, Australia.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Isabella’s father killed her by punching her in the stomach, causing fatal internal injuries.

Perpetrator: David Leiper (Father); charged with manslaughter, out on bail as of February 2014.

Source: NSW dad charged over disabled daughter’s death
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Kyla Puhle

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Name: Kyla Puhle.
Died: March 19, 2011.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: North Brighton, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Six months before Kyla died, her parents stopped taking her to her day program and instead left her lying, alone, on a bean bag while they went to work. Gradually they fed Kyla less and less, until Kyla died of malnutrition and pneumonia, weighing only 12 kilos.

Perpetrator: Harry Puhle (Father), committed suicide before he could be tried; Angela Puhle (Mother), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, freed with five-year suspended sentence.

Source: Mercy urged for mum who starved daughter
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Former school principal Angela Puhle receives suspended sentence for manslaughter of disabled daughter

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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Janet Mackozdi

No PhotoName: Janet Mackozdi.
Died: July 23, 2010.
Age at death: 77.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Mt. Lloyd, Tasmania, Australia.
Disability: Dementia, coronary vascular disease, mobility impaired.

Janet’s daughter and son-in-law made her live in an uninsulated shipping container on their property in midwinter, so they could make room in their house for boxes of their belongings. Temperatures dropped below freezing and she died of hypothermia.

Perpetrator: Jassy Anglin (Daughter) and Michael Anglin (Son-in-law); both pleaded guilty to causing death by culpable negligence and received a 2-year suspended sentence.

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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.

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Peter Eitzen

No PhotoName: Peter Eitzen.
Died: July 26, 2009.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mount Barker, Australia.
Disability: Intellectual disabilty.

Peter was drugged and stabbed to death by his mother.

Perpetrator: Beverley Eitzen (Mother); ruled mentally unfit to stand trial due to depression, and released on mental health supervision.

Source: Mother freed over disabled son’s killing

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.

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